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The Hadran Women's Tapestry

  • Shoshana Ruerup

    Berlin, Germany

    ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ื™ืฆื—ืง: ืื™ืŸ ื”ื‘ืจื›ื” ืžืฆื•ื™ื” ืืœื ื‘ื“ื‘ืจ ื”ืกืžื•ื™ ืžืŸ ื”ืขื™ืŸ

    ืชืขื ื™ืช ื—ืณ

    I learned Mishnayot more than twenty years ago and started with Gemara much later in life. Although I never managed to learn Daf Yomi consistently, I am learning since some years Gemara in depth and with much joy. Since last year I am studying at the International Halakha Scholars Program at the WIHL. I often listen to Rabbanit Farbers Gemara shiurim to understand better a specific sugyiah. I am grateful for the help and inspiration!

  • Robin Zeiger

    Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Jill Shames

    Jerusalem, Israel

  • Carolyn Hochstadter and Margo Kossoff Shizgal

    Merion Station, USA & Beit Shemesh, Israel

    Margo: ื—ื•ึผืžึฐืจึธื ื“ึผึฐืึธืชึตื™ ืœึดื™ื“ึตื™ ืงื•ึผืœึผึธื ื”ื•ึผื I love it, because it portrays the machmir as being foolhardy, and it is often used to help women in the halachic realm. Carolyn: ื’ึผึธื“ื•ึนืœ ื›ึผึฐื‘ื•ึนื“ ื”ึทื‘ึผึฐืจึดื™ึผื•ึนืช ืฉืึถื“ึผื•ึนื—ึถื” [ืึถืช] ืœึนื ืชึทืขึฒืฉื‚ึถื” ืฉืึถื‘ึผึทืชึผื•ึนืจึธื”. I love it, because it is used as halachic grounds for the performance of ritual activities by women.

    Margo: Yevamot 31a:5; Carolyn: Berakhot 19b:9

    I started my Talmud journey in 7th grade at Akiba Jewish Day School in Chicago. I started my Daf Yomi journey after hearing Erica Brown speak at the Hadran Siyum about marking the passage of time through Daf Yomi.

    I started my Talmud journey post-college in NY with a few classes. I started my Daf Yomi journey after the Hadran Siyum, which inspired both my son and myself.

  • Beth Kissileff

    Pittsburgh, United States

    Where are the dinars? She replied: Go and get them from beneath the hinge of the door in such and such a place, and tell my mother that she should send me my comb and a tube of eyeshadow with such and such a woman who will die and come here tomorrow. Apparently, the dead know what transpires in this world. I love the idea that the living are still able to help the dead and be in contact with them and that a mother is still sending her daughter care packages in the world to come. It is such a poignant and human and personal moment of tenderness, expressing the bond between mother and daughter which death does not sever.

    Berakhot 18b

    In July, 2012 I wrote for Tablet([sectionSlug]/articles/women-join-talmud-celebration) about the first all women’s siyum at Matan in Jerusalem, with 100 women. At the time, I thought, I would like to start with the next cycle – listening to a podcast at different times of day makes it possible. It is incredible that after 10 years, so many women are so engaged!

  • Lisa Lawrence

    Neve Daniel, Israel

    Ive been learning Gmara since 5th grade and always loved it. Have always wanted to do Daf Yomi and now with Michelle Farber’s online classes it made it much easier to do! Really enjoying the experience thank you!!

  • Mona Fishbane

    Teaneck NJ , United States

    I started learning daf yomi at the beginning of this cycle. As the pandemic evolved, itโ€™s been so helpful to me to have this discipline every morning to listen to the daf podcast after Iโ€™ve read the daf; learning about the relationships between the rabbis and the ways they were constructing our Jewish religion after the destruction of the Temple. Iโ€™m grateful to be on this journey!

  • Khaya Eisenberg

    Jerusalem, Israel

    ื—ื™ื™ื‘ ืื“ื ืœื‘ืจืš ืขืœ ื”ืจืขื” ื›ืฉื ืฉืžื‘ืจืš ืขืœ ื”ื˜ื•ื‘ื” ืฉื ืืžืจ (ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ื•, ื”) ื•ืื”ื‘ืช ืืช ื”ืณ ืืœื•ืงื™ืš ื‘ื›ืœ ืœื‘ื‘ืš ื•ื’ื•ืณ ื‘ื›ืœ ืœื‘ื‘ืš ื‘ืฉื ื™ ื™ืฆืจื™ืš ื‘ื™ืฆืจ ื˜ื•ื‘ ื•ื‘ื™ืฆืจ ื”ืจืข

    ื“ื‘ืจื™ื 54a

    I was inspired to start learning after attending the 2020 siyum in Binyanei Hauma. It has been a great experience for me. Itโ€™s amazing to see the origins of stories Iโ€™ve heard and rituals Iโ€™ve participated in my whole life. Even when I donโ€™t understand the daf itself, I believe that the commitment to learning every day is valuable and has multiple benefits. And there will be another daf tomorrow!

  • Leah Goldford

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    ืžึทืจ ืจึทื‘ึผึดื™ ืึดื™ืœึฐืขึทืื™, ื‘ึผึดืฉืึฐืœึนืฉืึธื” ื“ึผึฐื‘ึธืจึดื™ื ืึธื“ึธื ื ึดื™ื›ึผึธืจ: ื‘ึผึฐื›ื•ึนืกื•ึน, ื•ึผื‘ึฐื›ึดื™ืกื•ึน ื•ึผื‘ึฐื›ึทืขึฐืกื•ึน. ื•ึฐืึธืžึฐืจึดื™ ืœึตื™ื”ึผ ืึทืฃ ื‘ึผึฐืฉื‚ึทื—ึฒืงื•ึน. Rabbi Elai said: In three matters a personโ€™s true character is ascertained; in his cup, i.e., his behavior when he drinks; in his pocket, i.e., his conduct in his financial dealings with other people; and in his anger. And some say: A person also reveals his real nature in his laughter

    Eruvin 65b

    I started Daf during the pandemic. I listened to a number of podcasts by various Rebbeim until one day, I discovered Rabbanit Farbers podcast. Subsequently I joined the Hadran family in Eruvin. Not the easiest place to begin, Rabbanit Farber made it all understandable and fun. The online live group has bonded together and have really become a supportive, encouraging family.

  • Linda Brownstein

    Mitspe, Israel

    I love all the things that were created at the period of time of hashmashot, I donโ€™t have the quote handy. I love that piece

    I started my journey on the day I realized that the Siyum was happening in Yerushalayim and I was missing out. What? I told myself. How could I have not known about this? How can I have missed out on this opportunity? I decided that moment, I would start Daf Yomi and Nach Yomi the very next day. I am so grateful to Hadran. I am changed forever because I learn Gemara with women. Thank you.

  • Miriam Eckstein-Koas

    Huntington, United States

    ื“ึผึฐืชึทื ึฐื™ึธื, ืึธืžึทืจ ืจึทื‘ึผึดื™ ื™ื•ึนืกึตื™: ืžึดืคึผึฐื ึตื™ ืžึธื” ื”ึทื›ึผึนืœ ื ึถืึฑืžึธื ึดื™ืŸ ืขึทืœ ื˜ื‡ื”ึณืจึทืช ื™ึทื™ึดืŸ ื•ึธืฉืึถืžึถืŸ ื›ึผื‡ืœ ื™ึฐืžื•ึนืช ื”ึทืฉึผืึธื ึธื” โ€” ื›ึผึฐื“ึตื™ ืฉืึถืœึผึนื ื™ึฐื”ึตื ื›ึผื‡ืœ ืึถื—ึธื“ ื•ึฐืึถื—ึธื“ ื”ื•ึนืœึตืšึฐ ื•ึผื‘ื•ึนื ึถื” ื‘ึผึธืžึธื” ืœึฐืขึทืฆึฐืžื•ึน, ื•ึฐืฉื‚ื•ึนืจึตืฃ ืคึผึธืจึธื” ืึฒื“ื•ึผืžึผึธื” ืœึฐืขึทืฆึฐืžื•ึน. Rabbi Yosei said: For what reason are all people, i.e., even amei haโ€™aretz, trusted with regard to the purity of their wine and oil that they bring to the Temple for sacrificial purposes throughout the year? Why is the status of these items not investigated to determine that they were prepared with the necessary regard for ritual purity? In order to avoid schisms among the people, so that each and every individual should not go off and build a private altar for himself and burn a red heifer for himself. Were the Sages to reject sacrificial wine and oil from amei haโ€™aretz, they would become alienated and go off and create schisms, going so far as to build their own separate temples and bring their own private offerings.

    Chagigah 22b

    I decided to give daf yomi a try when I heard about the siyum hashas in 2020. Once the pandemic hit, the daily commitment gave my days some much-needed structure. There have been times when Iโ€™ve felt like quitting- especially when encountering very technical details in the text. But then I tell myself, โ€œLook how much youโ€™ve done. You canโ€™t stop now!โ€ So I keep going & my Koren bookshelf growsโ€ฆ

  • Goldie Gilad

    Kfar Saba, Israel

    ืจื‘ื™ ืคืจื™ื“ื ื”ื•ื” ืœื™ื” ื”ื”ื•ื ืชืœืžื™ื“ื, ืชื ื™ ืœื™ื” ืืจื‘ืข ืžืื” ื–ื™ืžื ื™ ื•ื’ืžืจ ื™ื•ืžื...

    Eruvin 54b

    Studying has changed my life view on ื”ืœื›ื” and ื™ื”ื“ื•ืช and time. It has taught me bonudaries of the human nature and honesty of our sages in their discourse to try and build a nation of caring people .

  • ืกื•ื–ืŸ ื›ืฉื“ืŸ

    ื—ืฉืžื•ื ืื™ื, Israel

    My explorations into Gemara started a few days into the present cycle. I binged learnt and become addicted. I’m fascinated by the rich “tapestry” of intertwined themes, connections between Masechtot, conversations between generations of Rabbanim and learners past and present all over the world. My life has acquired a golden thread, linking generations with our amazing heritage.
    Thank you.

  • Miriam Pollack

    Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

    I learned daf more off than on 40 years ago. At the beginning of the current cycle, I decided to commit to learning daf regularly. Having Rabanit Michelle available as a learning partner has been amazing. Sometimes I learn with Hadran, sometimes with my husband, and sometimes on my own. It’s been fun to be part of an extended learning community.

  • Harriet Hartman

    Tzur Hadassah, Israel

    I began to learn this cycle of Daf Yomi after my husband passed away 2 1/2 years ago. It seemed a good way to connect to him. Even though I don’t know whether he would have encouraged women learning Gemara, it would have opened wonderful conversations. It also gives me more depth for understanding my frum children and grandchildren. Thank you Hadran and Rabbanit Michelle Farber!!

  • Lisa S. Malik

    Wynnewood, United States


    Shortly after the death of my father, David Malik z"l, I made the commitment to Daf Yomi. While riding to Ben Gurion airport in January, Siyum HaShas was playing on the radio; that was the nudge I needed to get started. The "everyday-ness" of the Daf has been a meaningful spiritual practice, especial after COVID began & I was temporarily unable to say Kaddish at daily in-person minyanim.

  • Gila Loike

    Ashdod, Israel

    ื”ึทืชึผื•ึนืœึตืฉื ืžึตืขึธืฆึดื™ืฅ ื ึธืงื•ึผื‘ โ€” ื—ึทื™ึผึธื™ื‘, ื•ึฐืฉืึถืึตื™ื ื•ึน ื ึธืงื•ึผื‘ โ€” ืคึผึธื˜ื•ึผืจ

    Shabbat 108

    Iโ€™ve been learning since January 2020, and in June I started drawing a phrase from each daf. Sometimes itโ€™s easy (e.g. plants), sometimes itโ€™s very hard (e.g. korbanot), and sometimes itโ€™s loads of fun (e.g. bird racing) to find something to draw. I upload my pictures from each masechet to #DafYomiArt. I am enjoying every step of the journey.

  • ื™ืขืœ ื‘ื™ืจ

    ืจืžืช ื’ืŸ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืื ื™ ืœื•ืžื“ืช ื’ืžืจื ื›ืขืฉื•ืจ ื‘ืžืกื’ืจื•ืช ืฉื•ื ื•ืช, ื•ืืช ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ื›ืฉื—ื‘ืจื” ื”ืฆื™ืขื” ืฉืืฆื˜ืจืฃ ืืœื™ื” ืœืกื™ื•ื ื‘ื‘ื ื™ื™ื ื™ ื”ืื•ืžื”. ืžืื– ืื ื™ ืœื•ืžื“ืช ืขื ืคื•ื“ืงืกื˜ ื”ื“ืจืŸ, ืžืฉืชื“ืœืช ื‘ืื•ืคืŸ ื™ื•ืžื™ ืืš ืื ืœื ืžืกืคื™ืงื”, ืžื“ื‘ื™ืงื” ืคืขืจื™ื ืขื“ ืขืจื‘ ืฉื‘ืช. ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ื–ื” ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ื•ื “ืžืžืขื•ืฃ ื”ืฆื™ืคื•ืจ”, ืžืงืฉื™ื‘ื” ื‘ืžื”ื™ืจื•ืช ืžื•ื’ื‘ืจืช ืชื•ืš ื›ื“ื™ ืคืขื™ืœื•ื™ื•ืช ื›ืžื• ื‘ื™ืฉื•ืœ ืื• ื ื”ื™ื’ื”, ื•ื›ืš ืจื•ื›ืฉืช ื”ื™ื›ืจื•ืช ืขื ื”ืกื•ื’ื™ื•ืช ื•ืื•ืคืŸ ื ื™ืชื•ื—ื ืขืœ ื™ื“ื™ ื—ื–”ืœ. ื‘ืข”ื” ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ื‘ื, ื•ืื•ืœื™ ืœืคื ื™, ืืฆืœื•ืœ ืœืชื•ื›ื• ื‘ืื•ืคืŸ ืžืขืžื™ืง ื™ื•ืชืจ.

  • Vitti Kones

    ืžื™ืชืจ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืชืžื™ื“ ืจืฆื™ืชื™. ืœืžื“ืชื™ ื’ืžืจื ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ืกืคืจ ื‘ื˜ื•ืจื•ื ื˜ื• ืงื ื“ื”. ืขืœื™ืชื™ ืืจืฆื” ื•ืœืžื“ืชื™ ืฉื–ื” ืœื ืžืงื•ื‘ืœ. ื”ื•ืคืชืขืชื™.
    ื™ืฆืืชื™ ืœื’ื™ืžืœืื•ืช ืœืคื ื™ ืฉื ืชื™ื™ื ื•ื–ื” ืžืืคืฉืจ ืืช ื”ืžื—ื•ื™ื™ื‘ื•ืช ืœื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™.
    ืขื‘ื•ืจื™ ื”ื”ืชืžื“ื” ื‘ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืžืขื’ืŸ ืื•ืชื™ ื‘ืงืฉืจ ืฉืœื™ ืœื™ื”ื“ื•ืช. ืื ื™ ืชืžื™ื“ ืžื—ืคืฉืช ื•ืชืžื™ื“. ืžื•ืฆืืช ืžืงื•ืจ ืœืงืฉืจ. ืœืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื—ื“ืฉ ื•ืžื—ื“ืฉ. ืงืฉืจ ืขื ื ืฉื™ื ืœื•ืžื“ื•ืช ืžืขืžื™ืง ืืช ื”ื—ื•ื•ื™ื” ื•ืžืฉืžืขื•ืชื™ืช ืžืื•ื“.

  • Jeanne Yael Klempner

    Zichron Yaakov, Israel


    It happened without intent (so am I yotzei?!) – I watched the women's siyum live and was so moved by it that the next morning, I tuned in to Rabbanit Michelle's shiur, and here I am, still learning every day, over 2 years later. Some days it all goes over my head, but others I grasp onto an idea or a story, and I 'get it' and that's the best feeling in the world. So proud to be a Hadran learner.

  • Rina Goldberg

    Englewood NJ, United States

    My Daf journey began in August 2012 after participating in the Siyum Hashas where I was blessed as an โ€œenablerโ€ of others.ย  Galvanized into my own learning I recited the Hadranย on Shas in January 2020 with Rabbanit Michelle. That Siyum was a highlight in my life.ย  Now, on round two, Daf has become my spiritual anchor to which I attribute manifold blessings.

  • Miriam Tannenbaum

    ืืคืจืช, Israel

    "ืฉืžื ื™ืืžืจ ืื“ื: ื”ื™ืืš ืื ื™ ืœืžื“ ืชื•ืจื” ืžืขืชื”? ืชืœืžื•ื“ ืœื•ืžืจ ื›ื•ืœื "ื ืชื ื• ืžืจื•ืขื” ืื—ื“

    Chagigah 3b

    Last cycle, I listened to parts of various ืžืกื›ืชื•ืช. When the ื”ื“ืจืŸ ืกื™ื•ื was advertised, I listened to Michelle on ื ื™ื“ื”. I knew that ื‘ืข"ื” with the next cycle I was in (ื‘"ื ). As I entered the ืกื™ื•ื (early), I saw the signs and was overcome with emotion. I was randomly seated in the front row, and I cried many times that night. My choice to learn ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ was affirmed. It is one of the best I have made!

  • Laura Major

    Yad Binyamin, Israel

    I had tried to start after being inspired by the hadran siyum, but did not manage to stick to it. However, just before masechet taanit, our rav wrote a message to the shul WhatsApp encouraging people to start with masechet taanit, so I did! And this time, I’m hooked! I listen to the shiur every day , and am also trying to improve my skills.

  • Dena Lehrman

    ืืคืจืช, Israel

    I started learning after the siyum hashas for women and my daily learning has been a constant over the last two years. It grounded me during the chaos of Corona while providing me with a community of fellow learners. The Daf can be challenging but itโ€™s filled with lifeโ€™s lessons, struggles and hope for a better world. Itโ€™s not about the destination but rather about the journey. Thank you Hadran!

  • Dianne Kuchar

    Dover Heights, Australia

    When you leave a friend do not say โ€œgo in peaceโ€ rather โ€œgo to peaceโ€ But on leaving the dead say โ€œgo in peace go to your fathers in peace .

    Berakhot 64a and also Moed Katan 29a

    I started learning Dec 2019 after reading โ€œIf all the Seas Were Inkโ€. I found
    Daily daf sessions of Rabbanit Michelle in her house teaching, I then heard about the siyum and a new cycle starting wow I am in! Afternoon here in Sydney, my family and friends know this is my sacred time to hide away to live zoom and learn. Often itโ€™s hard to absorb and relate then a gem shines touching my heart.

  • Yafit Fishbach

    Memphis, Tennessee, United States

    ืึธืžึทืจ ืจึตื™ืฉื ืœึธืงึดื™ืฉื: ื›ึผื‡ืœ ื”ึธืขื•ึนืกึตืง ื‘ึผึฐืชื•ึนืจึธื” ื‘ึผึทืœึผึทื™ึฐืœึธื” โ€” ื”ึทืงึผึธื“ื•ึนืฉื ื‘ึผึธืจื•ึผืšึฐ ื”ื•ึผื ืžื•ึนืฉืึตืšึฐ ืขึธืœึธื™ื• ื—ื•ึผื˜ ืฉืึถืœ ื—ึถืกึถื“ ื‘ึผึทื™ึผื•ึนื

    Chagigah 12

    I decided to learn one masechet, Brachot, but quickly fell in love and never stopped! It has been great, everyone is always asking how it’s going and chering me on, and my students are always making sure I did the day’s daf.

  • Rochel Cheifetz

    Riverdale, NY , United States

    I started learning daf in January, 2020, being inspired by watching the Siyyum Hashas in Binyanei Haumah. I wasnโ€™t sure I would be able to keep up with the task. When I went to school, Gemara was not an option. Fast forward to March, 2022, and each day starts with the daf. The challenge is now learning the intricacies of delving into the actual learning. Hadran community, thank you!

  • Renee Braha

    Brooklyn, NY , United States

    You can't dance at 2 weddings. As mothers and modern women, we try to do everything and be there for everyone- our children, our husbands, our parents, and our friends. We can try but we can't do everything. We have to understand that and give ourselves credit for what we do without feeling guilty for what we can't do!

    My husband learns Daf, my son learns Daf, my son-in-law learns Daf.
    When I read about Hadran’s Siyyum HaShas 2 years ago, I thought- I can learn Daf too!
    I had learned Gemara in Hillel HS in NJ, & I remembered loving it.
    Rabbanit Michelle & Hadran have opened my eyes & expanding my learning so much in the past few years. We can now discuss Gemara as a family.
    This was a life saver during Covid

  • Caroline Levison

    Borehamwood, United Kingdom

    ืจึทื‘ึผึดื™ ื™ึฐื”ื•ึผื“ึธื” ืื•ึนืžึตืจ: ืึทืฃ ืึดืฉึผืึธื” ืึทื—ึถืจึถืช ืžึทืชึฐืงึดื™ื ึดื™ืŸ ืœื•ึน, ืฉืึถืžึผึธื ืชึผึธืžื•ึผืช ืึดืฉืึฐืชึผื•ึน, ืฉืึถื ึผึถืึฑืžึทืจ: ืดื•ึฐื›ึดืคึผึถืจ ื‘ึผึทืขึฒื“ื•ึน ื•ึผื‘ึฐืขึทื“ ื‘ึผึตื™ืชื•ึนืด, ืดื‘ึผึตื™ืชื•ึนืด โ€” ื–ื•ึน ืึดืฉืึฐืชึผื•ึน. ืึธืžึฐืจื•ึผ ืœื•ึน: ืึดื ื›ึผึตืŸ, ืึตื™ืŸ ืœึทื“ึผึธื‘ึธืจ ืกื•ึนืฃ.

    Yoma 2a

    I started learning at the beginning of this Daf Yomi cycle because I heard a lot about the previous cycle coming to an end and thought it would be a good thing to start doing. My husband had already bought several of the Koren Talmud Bavli books and they were just sitting on the shelf, not being used, so here was an opportunity to start using them and find out exactly what was in them. Loving it!

  • ื ืขื” ืจื•ื–ืŸ

    ื—ื™ืกืคื™ืŸ ืจืžืช ื”ื’ื•ืœืŸ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    "ืื—ื“ ื”ืžืจื‘ื” ื•ืื—ื“ ื”ืžืžืขื™ื˜ ื•ื‘ืœื‘ื“ ืฉื™ื›ื•ื•ืŸ ืืช ืœื™ื‘ื• ืœืฉืžื™ื™ื"

    ืžืกื›ืช ืžื ื—ื•ืช ืงื™

    ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคืชื™ ืœืœื•ืžื“ื•ืช ื‘ืชื—ื™ืœืช ืžืกื›ืช ืชืขื ื™ืช. ื”ื”ืชืจื’ืฉื•ืช ืฉืœื™ ื•ืฉืœ ื”ืžืฉืคื—ื” ื”ื™ืชื” ื’ื“ื•ืœื” ืžืื•ื“, ื•ื”ื™ื ื”ื•ืœื›ืช ื•ื’ื•ื‘ืจืช ืขื ื›ืœ ืกื™ื•ื ืฉืื ื™ ื–ื•ื›ื” ืœื•. ื‘ืžืฉืš ืฉื ื™ื ืจื‘ื•ืช ืจืฆื™ืชื™ ืœื”ืฆื˜ืจืฃ ื•ืžืฉื•ื ืžื” ื–ื” ืœื ืงืจื”… ื‘"ื” ืžืฆืืชื™ ืœืคื ื™ ืžืกืคืจ ื—ื•ื“ืฉื™ื ืคืจืกื•ื ืฉืœ ื”ื“ืจืŸ, ื•ืžื™ื“ ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคืชื™ ื•ื”ืชืื”ื‘ืชื™. ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ืฉื™ื ื” ืืช ื—ื™ื™ ืžืžืฉ ื•ื”ืคืš ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื- ืœื™ื•ื ืฉืœ ืชื•ืจื”. ืžื•ื“ื” ืœื›ืŸ ืžืงืจื‘ ืœื™ื‘ื™ ื•ืžืื—ืœืช ืœื›ื•ืœื ื• ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืคื•ืจื” ืžืชื•ืš ืื”ื‘ืช ื”ืชื•ืจื” ื•ืœื•ืžื“ื™ื”.

  • Laura Warshawsky

    Silver Spring, Maryland , United States

    The first month I learned Daf Yomi by myself in secret, because I wasnโ€™t sure how my husband would react, but after the siyyum on Masechet Brachot I discovered Hadran and now sometimes my husband listens to the daf with me. He and I also learn mishnayot together and are constantly finding connections between the different masechtot.

  • Cindy Dolgin

    HUNTINGTON, United States

    And Rabbi Elazar said that Rabbi Hanina said: Whoever reports a saying in the name of he who said it brings redemption to the world.

    Megillah 15a

    A few years back, after reading Ilana Kurshanโ€™s book, โ€œIf All The Seas Were Ink,โ€ I began pondering the crazy, outlandish idea of beginning the Daf Yomi cycle. Beginning in December, 2019, a month before the previous cycle ended, I โ€œauditionedโ€ 30 different podcasts in 30 days, and ultimately chose to take the plunge with Hadran and Rabbanit Michelle. Such joy!

  • Sharona Guggenheim Plumb

    Givat Shmuel, Israel

    ืจื•ื•ื—ื ืœื‘ืกื™ืžื ืฉื›ื™ื—

    Megillah 7b

    In my Shana bet at Migdal Oz I attended the Hadran siyum hashโ€as. Witnessing so many women so passionate about their Torah learning and connection to God, I knew I had to begin with the coming cycle. My wedding (June 24) was two weeks before the siyum of mesechet yoma so I went a little ahead and was able to make a speech and siyum at my kiseh kallah on my wedding day!

  • Nancy Kolodny

    Newton, United States

    Attending the Siyyum in Jerusalem 26 months ago inspired me to become part of this community of learners. So many aspects of Jewish life have been illuminated by what we have learned in Seder Moed. My day is not complete without daf Yomi. I am so grateful to Rabbanit Michelle and the Hadran Community.

  • Marsha Wasserman

    Jerusalem, Israel

    Hadran entered my life after the last Siyum Hashaas, January 2020. I was inspired and challenged simultaneously, having never thought of learning Gemara. With my family’s encouragement, I googled “daf yomi for women”. A perfecr fit!
    I especially enjoy when Rabbanit Michelle connects the daf to contemporary issues to share at the shabbat table e.g: looking at the Kohen during duchaning. Toda rabba

  • Roslyn Jaffe

    Florida, United States

    ืžืฆื•ื” ื”ื‘ืื” ืœื™ื“ืš ืืœ ืชื—ืžื™ืฆื ื”


    I started learning Talmud with R’ Haramati in Yeshivah of Flatbush. But after a respite of 60 years, Rabbanit Michelle lit my fire – after attending the last three world siyumim in Miami Beach, Meadowlands and Boca Raton, and now that I’m retired, I decided – “I can do this!” It has been an incredible journey so far, and I look forward to learning Daf everyday – Mazal Tov to everyone!

  • ื‘ืงื™ ื’ื•ืœื“ืฉื˜ื™ื™ืŸ

    Elazar gush etzion, Israel

    ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืฉืคื˜ื™ื” ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ: "ื›ืœ ื”ืงื•ืจื ื‘ืœื ื ืขื™ืžื” ื•ืฉื•ื ื” ื‘ืœื ื–ืžืจื”, ืขืœื™ื• ื”ื›ืชื•ื‘ ืื•ืžืจ: "ื•ื’ื ืื ื™ ื ืชืชื™ ืœื”ื ื—ื•ืงื™ื ืœื ื˜ื•ื‘ื™ื ื•ื’ื•"

    Megillah 32A

    A life-changing journey started with a Chanukah family tiyul to Zippori, home of the Sanhedrin 2 years ago and continued with the Syum in Binanei Hauma where I was awed by the energy of 3000 women dedicated to learning daf Yomi. Opening my morning daily with a fresh daf, I am excited with the new insights I find enriching my life and opening new and deeper horizons for me.

  • ื™ื•ื“ื™ ืืกืงื•ืฃ

    ืจืขื ื ื”, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืœืคื ื™ 15 ืฉื ื”, ืื—ืจื™ ืขืฉืจื•ืช ืฉื ื™ื ืฉืœ “ื’’ื™ื ื’ื•ืœ” ื‘ื™ืŸ ืžืฉืคื—ื” ืœืงืจื™ื™ืจื” ืชื•ื‘ืขื ื™ืช ื‘ื”ื™ื™ื˜ืง, ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคืชื™ ืœืฉื™ืขื•ืจื™ ื’ืžืจื ื‘ืžืชืŸ ืจืขื ื ื”. ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ืžืขืžื™ืง ื•ื”ื™ื™ื—ื•ื“ื™ ืฉืœ ื”ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืื•ืฉืจื” ืงื•ืจืŸ ื™ื—ื“ ืขื ืงื‘ื•ืฆืช ื”ื ืฉื™ื ื”ืžื’ื•ื•ื ืช ื”ื™ื™ืชื” ื—ื•ื•ื™ื” ืžืืœืคืช ื•ืžืขืฉื™ืจื”. ืœืคื ื™ ื›ืฉืžื•ื ื” ืฉื ื™ื ื›ืืฉืจ ืžื—ื–ื•ืจ ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ื”ื’ื™ืข ืœืžืกื›ืช ืชืขื ื™ืช ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคืชื™ ื›”ื—ื‘ืจื•ืชื” ืœื‘ืขืœื™. ื–ื• ื”ืฉืขื” ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ืช ืฉืœื ื• ื‘ื™ื—ื“ ื›ืืฉืจ ื“ืคื™ ื”ื’ืžืจื ืžืฉืชืœื‘ื™ื ื‘ื—ื™ื™ ื”ื™ื•ื ื™ื•ื, ืžืฉืคื™ืขื™ื ื•ืžื•ืฉืคืขื™ื, ื•ื›ืฉืœื ืžืกืคื™ืงื™ื ืชืžื™ื“ ืžืฉืœื™ืžื™ื ื‘ืฉื‘ืช

  • Janine Rubens

    Virginia, United States

    If you study Talmud, you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting.


    After reading the book, โ€œ If All The Seas Were Ink โ€œ by Ileana Kurshan I started studying Talmud. I searched and studied with several teachers until I found Michelle Farber. I have been studying with her for two years. I look forward every day to learn from her.

  • Reena Slovin

    Worcester , United States

    In early 2020, I began the process of a stem cell transplant. The required extreme isolation forced me to leave work and normal life but gave me time to delve into Jewish text study. I did not feel isolated. I began Daf Yomi at the start of this cycle, with family members joining me online from my hospital room. I’ve used my newly granted time to to engage, grow and connect through this learning.

  • Leah Herzog

    Givat Zev, Israel

    I began daf yomi in January 2020 with Brachot. I had made aliya 6 months before, and one of my post-aliya goals was to complete a full cycle. As a life-long Tanach teacher, I wanted to swim from one side of the Yam shel Torah to the other. Daf yomi was also my sanity through COVID. It was the way to marking the progression of time, and feel that I could grow and accomplish while time stopped.

  • Medinah Korn

    ื‘ื™ืช ืฉืžืฉ, Israel

    ืึธืžึทืจ ืจึทื‘ึผึดื™ ื—ึดื™ึผึธื™ื ื‘ึผึทืจ ืึทื‘ึผึธื: ืœึฐืขื•ึนืœึธื ื™ึดืชึฐืคึผึทืœึผึตืœ ืึธื“ึธื ื‘ึผึฐื‘ึทื™ึดืช ืฉืึถื™ึผึตืฉื ื‘ึผื•ึน ื—ึทืœึผื•ึนื ื•ึนืช Rabbi แธคiyya bar Abba said: One should always pray in a house with windows. The imagery here is of a person connecting with God through prayer, growing spiritually through a lens looking in, while at the same time maintaining a lens looking out, an awareness of the world around us, of where we have come from and where we are going, and perhaps most importantly, of where we choose to go. Our own personal connection with God is not enough; without the support and the perspective of the view outside the window, the community and beyond, we would remain stagnant. This is what Daf Yomi learning has been for me over these past two years: a window (even on zoom!) to bring perspective from all over the world, to listen to what other people hear in the words of the Talmud, and to strive toward an integrated context of learning and experience in our day to day lives. Rabbanit Michelle teaches with a focus on the human side of the text: the varieties of personalities we encounter, the world they live in, and how that can find reflection in our world today and our interactions with each other. As we learn with respect and appreciation the wide variety of viewpoints expressed in the Talmud, we learn to give the same respect and find ways to connect with each other.

    Berakhot 31a

    I started learning Daf Yomi inspired by ืชึผึธืคึทืกึฐืชึผึธ ืžึฐืจื•ึผื‘ึผึถื” ืœึนื ืชึผึธืคึทืกึฐืชึผึธ, ืชึผึธืคึทืกึฐืชึผึธ ืžื•ึผืขึธื˜ ืชึผึธืคึทืกึฐืชึผึธ. I thought Iโ€™d start the first page, and then see. I was swept up into the enthusiasm of the Hadran Siyum, and from there the momentum kept building. Rabbanit Michelleโ€™s shiur gives me an anchor, a connection to an incredible virtual community, and an energy to face whatever the day brings.

  • Rabbi Nicki Greninger

    California, United States

    I am a Reform rabbi and took Talmud courses in rabbinical school, but I knew there was so much more to learn. It felt inauthentic to serve as a rabbi without having read the entire Talmud, so when the opportunity arose to start Daf Yomi in 2020, I dove in! Thanks to Hadran, Daf Yomi has enriched my understanding of rabbinic Judaism and deepened my love of Jewish text & tradition. Todah rabbah!

  • ืžื™ื›ื™ ืงื“ื•ืฉ

    ืžื•ืจืฉืช, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืœืฆืขืจื™ ื’ื“ืœืชื™ ื‘ื“ื•ืจ ืฉื‘ื• ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื’ืžืจื ืœื ืฉื™ื ืœื ื”ื™ื” ื“ื‘ืจ ืฉื‘ืฉื’ืจื” ื•ืฉื ื™ื ืฉืื ื™ ื—ื•ืœืžืช ืœื”ืฉืœื™ื ืืช ื”ืคืขืจ ื”ื–ื”.. ืขื“ ืฉืœืคื ื™ ืžืกืคืจ ืฉื‘ื•ืขื•ืช, ื›ืžืขื˜ ื‘ืžืงืจื”, ื ืชืงืœืชื™ ื‘ืžื•ื“ืขืช ืคืจืกื•ืžืช ื”ืงื•ืจืืช ืœื”ืฆื˜ืจืฃ ืœืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืžืกื›ืช ืชืขื ื™ืช. ื›ืฉืงืจืืชื™ ืืช ื”ืžื•ื“ืขื” ื”ืจื’ืฉืชื™ ืฉื”ื™ื ื›ืื™ืœื• ื ื›ืชื‘ื” ืขื‘ื•ืจื™ โ€“ “ืชืžื™ื“ ื—ืœืžืช ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื’ืžืจื ื•ืœื ื™ื“ืขืช ืื™ืš ืœื”ืชื—ื™ืœ”, “ื‘ื•ืื™ ืœื”ืชื ืกื•ืช ื‘ืžืกื›ืช ืงืฆืจื” ื•ืงืœื”” (ืจืง ื”ื™ื” ื—ืกืจ ืฉื”ืžื•ื“ืขื” ืชื™ืคืชื— ื‘ืžื™ืœื™ื “ืžื™ื›ื™ ืฉืœื•ื”..). ืงืคืฆืชื™ ืœืžื™ื ื•- ื‘”ื” ืื ื™ ื‘ื“ืจืš ืœื”ื’ืฉืžืช ื”ื—ืœื•ื:)

  • ืกื™ื’ืœ ื˜ืœ

    ืจืขื ื ื” , ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืจ ื™ื•ืกื™: "ืคืขื ืื—ืช ื”ื™ื™ืชื™ ืžื”ืœืš ื‘ืื™ืฉื•ืŸ ืœื™ืœื” ื•ืืคืœื”, ื•ืจืื™ืชื™ ืกื•ืžื ืฉื”ื™ื” ืžื”ืœืš ื‘ื“ืจืš, ื•ืื‘ื•ืงื” ื‘ื™ื“ื•. ืืžืจืชื™ ืœื•: ื‘ื ื™, ืื‘ื•ืงื” ื–ื•, ืœืžื” ืœืš? ืืžืจ ืœื™: ื›ืœ ื–ืžืŸ ืฉืื‘ื•ืงื” ื‘ื™ื“ื™, ื‘ื ื™ ืื“ื ืจื•ืื™ื ืื•ืชื™, ื•ืžืฆื™ืœื™ืŸ ืื•ืชื™ ืžืŸ ื”ืคื—ืชื™ืŸ ื•ืžืŸ ื”ืงื•ืฆื™ืŸ ื•ืžืŸ ื”ื‘ืจืงื ื™ืŸ"..

    ืžื’ื™ืœื” ืžื’ื™ืœื” ื›ื“,ื‘

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืคื ื™ ื›ืžื” ืฉื ื™ื ืื‘ืœ ืจืง ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ื–ื” ื–ื›ื™ืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื™ื•ื ื™ื•ื ื•ืœืกื™ื™ื ืžืกื›ืชื•ืช

  • ืื‘ื™ื’ื™ืœ ื›ืจื™ืกื™

    ืจืืฉ ื”ืขื™ืŸ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืžืกื›ืช ืื—ืจืช

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืžื—ื•ื’ ื‘ืžืกื›ืช ืงื™ื“ื•ืฉื™ืŸ ืฉื”ืขื‘ื™ืจื” ื”ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืจื™ื™ืกื ืจ ื‘ืžืกื’ืจืช ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืžื“ืจืฉ ื›ืœื ื” ื‘ื’ื‘ืขืช ืฉืžื•ืืœ; ืœืื—ืจ ืžื›ืŸ ื”ืชื—ื™ืœ ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ืื– ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคืชื™. ืœืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ืœืงื— ื–ืžืŸ ืœืขื›ืœ ืื‘ืœ ื”ื™ื•ื ื›ื•ืœื ืชื•ืžื›ื™ื ื•ืžืฉืชืชืคื™ื ืื™ืชื™. ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืœืขืชื™ื ืžืขื ื™ื™ืŸ ื•ืžืขืฉื™ืจ ื•ืœืขืชื™ื ืงืฉื” ื•ืืฃ ื”ื–ื•ื™… ืืš ืื ื™ ืžืžืฉื™ื›ื” ืงื“ื™ืžื”. ื”ื•ื ืžืฉืคื™ืข ืขืœ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ื•ื ืฉืœื™ ืงื•ื“ื ื›ืœ ื‘ืžืจื“ืฃ ืื—ืจื™ ื”ื“ืฃ, ื•ื’ื ื‘ืžื•ืฉื’ื™ื ื”ืจื‘ื™ื ืฉืœืžื“ืชื™ ื•ื‘ื™ื“ืข ืฉื”ื•ืขืฉืจืชื™ ื‘ื•, ื—ืœืงื• ืžืžืฉ ืžืขืฉื™

  • ืฉืจื” ืคื•ึผืงืก

    ื›ืคืจ ืื“ื•ืžื™ื, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื“ื‘ืจ ืื—ืจ, ืฉืžืจื•ื” ืืช ื”ืืจืฅ ื•ืžืฉืงื” ืขื“ ืชื”ื•ื, ืฉื ืืžืจ ืชืœืžื™ื” ืจื•ื” ื ื—ืช ื’ื“ื•ื“ื™ื”, ื‘ืจื‘ื™ื‘ื™ื ืชืžื•ื’ื’ื ื” ืฆืžื—ื” ืชื‘ืจืš ืฆึดืžึฐื—ึธื”ึผ ืชึผึฐื‘ึธืจึตืšึฐ

    ืชืขื ื™ืช ื• ืข"ื

    "ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ื‘ืžื—ื–ื•ืจ ื”ื–ื”, ื‘ื—' ื‘ื˜ื‘ืช ืชืฉ""ืฃ. ืœืงื—ืชื™ ืขืœ ืขืฆืžื™ ืืช ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื›ื“ื™ ืœื™ืฆื•ืจ ืชื—ื•ื ืฉืœ ื”ืชืžื“ื” ื™ื•ืžื™ื•ืžื™ืช ื‘ื—ื™ื™ื, ื•ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคืชื™ ืœืงื‘ื•ืฆืช ื”ืœื•ืžื“ื™ื ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ื”ื›ื ืกืช ื‘ื›ืคืจ ืื“ื•ืžื™ื. ื”ืžืฉืคื—ื” ื•ื”ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ืžืชืคืขืœื™ื ื•ืชื•ืžื›ื™ื.
    ื‘ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืฉืœื™ ืื ื™ ืžืชืคืขืœืช ื‘ืขื™ืงืจ ืžื›ืš ืฉื›ื“ื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื’ืžืจื ื™ืฉ ืœื“ืขืช ื•ืœื”ื›ื™ืจ ืืช ื›ืœ ื”ื’ืžืจื. ื–ื• ืžืขื™ืŸ ืฆื‘ืช ื‘ืฆื‘ืช ืขืฉื•ื™ื” ืฉื”ื™ื ืขืฆื•ืžื” ื‘ื”ื™ืงืคื”."

  • ืื™ืœืช-ื—ืŸ ื•ื“ืœืจ

    ืœื•ื“, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืžืขื˜ ืœืคื ื™ ืชื—ื™ืœืช ื”ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ื ื•ื›ื—ื™. ืื ื™ ื ื”ื ื™ืช ืžื”ืืชื’ืจ ืฉืœ ืœื”ืžืฉื™ืš ืœื”ืชืžื™ื“, ืžืจื’ืขื™ื ืฉืœ “ืื”ื”, ืžืคื” ื–ื” ื”ื’ื™ืข!” ื•ืžื”ืืชื’ืจ ื”ืื™ื ื˜ืœืงื˜ื•ืืœื™

  • ืงืจืŸ ื•ื™ื ื’ืจื˜ืŸ ืฉืจื™ื ื’ื˜ื•ืŸ

    ืžื•ื“ื™ืขื™ืŸ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื‘ื ืขื ื™ ืื—ื“ ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืคืจื ืกื ื™ ืืžืจืชื™ ื”ืžืชืŸ ืฉืืคืจื•ืง ืžืŸ ื”ื—ืžื•ืจ ืœื ื”ืกืคืงืชื™ ืœืคืจื•ืง ืขื“ ืฉื™ืฆืชื” ื ืฉืžืชื•... ืืžืจ ืœื”ื ืื•ื™ ืœื™ ืื ืœื ืจืื™ืชื•ื ื™ ื‘ื›ืš

    ืชืขื ื™ืช ื›ื

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ื‘ืกื™ื•ื ื”ืฉ”ืก, ื™ืฆืืชื™ ื‘ืื•ืจื•ืช. ื ืฉื‘ืจืชื™ ืคืขืžื™ื™ื, ื•ื‘ืฉืชื™ื”ื ื”ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืžื™ืฉืœ ืขื•ื“ื“ื” ืœื”ืžืฉื™ืš ืื™ืคื” ืฉื›ื•ืœื ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื•ืœื”ืฉืœื™ื ื›ืฉืื•ื›ืœ, ื•ื›ืš ืขืฉื™ืชื™ ื•ื›ื™ื•ื ื”ืฉืœืžืชื™ ื”ื›ืœ. ืžื“ื”ื™ื ืื•ืชื™ ืฉืื ื™ ืœื•ืžื“ืช ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื ืงืฆืช, ืืคื™ืœื• ื‘ื—ื“ืจ ื”ืœื™ื“ื”, ื‘ื‘ื™ื“ื•ื“ ืื• ื‘ื—ื•”ืœ. ืœืื˜ ืœืื˜ ื™ื•ืชืจ ื ื™ื ื•ื—ื” ื‘ืกื•ื’ื™ื•ืช. ืœื ื›ื•ืœื ืžื‘ื™ื ื™ื ืืช ื”ืจืฆื•ืŸ, ื‘ืคืจื˜ ื›ืคืžื ื™ืกื˜ื™ืช. ื—ืฉื” ืกื™ืคื•ืง ื’ื“ื•ืœ ืœื”ื›ื™ืจ ืืช ื”ืžื•ืฉื’ื™ื ื•ืฆื•ืจืช ื”ื—ืฉื™ื‘ื”. ื”ื—ืœื•ื ื–ื” ืœื”ืžืฉื™ืš ื•ืœื”ืชืžื™ื“ ื•ื‘ืžืงื‘ื™ืœ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืื™ืš ืžื”ืกื•ื’ื™ื•ืช ื ื•ืฆืจื” ื•ื”ืชืคืชื—ื” ื”ื”ืœื›ื”.

  • ื—ื ื” ืฉื—ื-ืจื•ื–ื‘ื™ (ื“”ืจ)

    ืงืจื™ืช ื’ืช, ื™ืฉืจืืœ


    ื‘ืชื—ื™ืœืช ื”ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ื ื•ื›ื—ื™ ืฉืœ ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™, ื ื—ืฉืคืชื™ ืœื—ื’ื™ื’ื•ืช ื”ืžืจื’ืฉื•ืช ื‘ืื™ืจื•ืขื™ ื”ืกื™ื•ื ื‘ืจื—ื‘ื™ ื”ืขื•ืœื. ื•ื”ื‘ื˜ื—ืชื™ ืœืขืฆืžื™ ืฉื‘ืงืจื•ื‘ ืืฆื˜ืจืฃ ื’ื ืœืžืขื’ืœ ื”ืœื•ืžื“ื•ืช. ื”ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ืชื—ื™ืœ ื›ืืฉืจ ื”ื™ื™ืชื™ ื‘ืชื—ื™ืœืช ื“ืจื›ื™ ื‘ืชื•ื›ื ื™ืช ืงืจืŸ ืืจื™ืืœ ืœื”ื›ืฉืจืช ื™ื•ืขืฆื•ืช ื”ืœื›ื” ืฉืœ ื ืฉืž"ืช. ืœื ื”ืฆืœื—ืชื™ ืœื”ื•ืกื™ืฃ ืืช ื”ื”ืชื—ื™ื™ื‘ื•ืช ืœื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ืขืœ ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ืื™ื ื˜ื ืกื™ื‘ื™ ืฉืœ ืชื•ื›ื ื™ืช ื”ื™ื•ืขืฆื•ืช. ื‘ื‘ื•ืงืจ ืœืžื—ืจืช ื”ืžื‘ื—ืŸ ื”ืกื•ืคื™ ื‘ื ืฉืž"ืช, ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืืช ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ื“ืฃ ื‘ืžืกื›ืช ืกื•ื›ื” ื•ืžืื– ืœื ื”ืคืกืงืชื™.

  • ืขื“ื™ ื“ื™ืืžื ื˜

    ื’ืžื–ื•, ื™ืฉืจืืœ


    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ื›ืฉื”ื™ื™ืชื™ ื‘ื—ื•ืคืฉ, ืขื ื”ืคืจืกื•ืžื™ื ืขืœ ืชื—ื™ืœืช ื”ืžื—ื–ื•ืจ, ื”ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ืงื™ื‘ืœื” ืืช ื–ื” ื›ืžืฉื”ื• ืžืชืžื™ื“ ื•ืžืฉืžืขื•ืชื™ ื•ื‘ื”ืขืจื›ื”, ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื–ื” ืขื•ื’ืŸ ื™ืฆื™ื‘ ื‘ื™ื•ื ื™ื•ื, ื™ืฉ ืฉื‘ื•ืขื•ืช ื™ื•ืชืจ ื•ื™ืฉ ืฉืคื—ื•ืช ืื‘ืœ ื–ื” ืžืฉื”ื• ืฉื ืžืฆื ืฉื ืืžื™ืŸ ื•ื‘ืขืœ ืžืฉืžืขื•ืช ื‘ื—ื™ื™ื ืฉืœื™….

  • ืงืจืŸ ืคื•ื’ืœ

    ืจืชืžื™ื, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืืฉื” ื‘ื™ ืžื“ืจืฉื ืœื ืฉื›ื™ื—ื

    ืžื•ืขื“ ืงื˜ืŸ ื™ื—

    ืกื™ื•ื ื”ืฉืก ืœื ืฉื™ื ื ืชืŸ ืœื™ ืžื•ื˜ื‘ื™ืฆื™ื” ืœื”ืชื—ื™ืœ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™. ืขื“ ืื– ืœืžื“ืชื™ ื’ืžืจื ื‘ืฉื‘ืชื•ืช ื•ืขืฉื™ืชื™ ื›ืžื” ืกื™ื•ืžื™ื. ืื‘ืœ ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื™ื•ืžื™ื•ืžื™ ื–ื” ืฉื•ื ื” ืœื’ืžืจื™ ื•ืคืชืื•ื ื›ืœ ื“ื‘ืจ ืฉืงื•ืจื” ื‘ื—ื™ื™ื ืžืชืงืฉืจ ืœื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™.

  • ื™ืขืœ ืืฉืจ

    ื™ื”ื•ื“, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื•ื™ืœื›ื• ืžื—ื™ืœ ืืœ ื—ื™ืœ

    ืžื•ืขื“ ืงื˜ืŸ ื“ืฃ ื›ื˜'

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ื ื•ื›ื—ื™ ืœืคื ื™ ื›ืฉื ืชื™ื™ื .ื”ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ืžืชืคืขืœืช ื•ืชื•ืžื›ืช ืžืื•ื“. ืื ื™ ืžืฉืชื“ืœืช ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืžื›ืœ ื”ื”ืกื›ืชื™ื ื”ื ื•ืกืคื™ื ืฉื™ืฉ ื‘ืืชืจ ื”ื“ืจืŸ. ืื ื™ ืขื•ืจื›ืช ื›ืœ ืกื™ื•ื ืžืกื›ืช ืฉื™ืขื•ืจ ื‘ื‘ื™ืชื™ ืœื›20 ื ืฉื™ื ืฉืžื—ื›ื•ืช ื‘ืงื•ืฆืจ ืจื•ื— ืœืžืคื’ืฉื™ื ื”ืืœื•.

  • ืจื•ื ื™ืช ืฉื‘ื™ื˜

    ื ืชื ื™ื”, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    "ืชืžื™ื“ื™ืŸ ื›ืกื“ืจื ื•ืžื•ืกืคื™ื ื›ื”ืœื›ืชื"

    ืžืชื•ืš ืชืคื™ืœืช ืžื•ืกืฃ ืฉืœ ืฉื‘ืช

    ื’ื ืื ื™ ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ื ื•ื›ื—ื™ ื•ื‘""ื” ื”ืฆืœื—ืชื™ ืœืกื™ื™ื ืืช ืจื•ื‘ ื”ืžืกื›ืชื•ืช . ื‘ื–ื›ื•ืช ื”ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืžื™ืฉืœ ืžืฉืชื“ืœืช ืœืคืชื•ื— ืืช ื”ื™ื•ื ื‘ืฉื™ืขื•ืจ ื”ื–ื•ื ื‘ืฉืขื” 6:20 .ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ืคืš ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ื—ืœืง ืžืฉืžืขื•ืชื™ ื‘ื—ื™ื™ ื•ื™ืฉ ื™ืžื™ื ื‘ื”ื ืื ื™ ืžืฆืœื™ื—ื” ืœื—ื–ื•ืจ ืขืœ ื”ื“ืฃ ืขื ืžืœืžื“ื™ื ื ื•ืกืคื™ื ืฉืฉื™ืขื•ืจื™ื”ื ื ืžืฆืื™ื ื‘ืžืจืฉืชืช. ืฉืžื—ื” ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ื—ืœืง ืžืงื”ื™ืœืช ืœื•ืžื“ื•ืช ื‘ืจื—ื‘ื™ ื”ืขื•ืœื. ื•ื‘ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ ืœืฉืžืฉ ื“ื•ื’ืžื” ืœื ื›ื“ื•ืชื™ื™ ืฉืื™""ื” ื™ื’ื“ืœื• ืœื“ื•ืจ ืฉืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืชื•ืจื” ืœื ืฉื™ื ื™ื”ื™ื” ืžืฉื”ื• ืฉื‘ืฉื’ืจื”. "

  • Rachel Rotenberg

    Tekoa, Israel

    I went to day school in Toronto but really began to learn when I attended Brovenders back in the early 1980’s. Last year after talking to my sister who was learning Daf Yomi, inspired, I looked on the computer and the Hadran site came up. I have been listening to each days shiur in the morning as I work. I emphasis listening since I am not sitting with a Gamara. I listen while I work in my studio.

  • Shoshana Shinnar

    Jerusalem, Israel

    you do what is right and Hashem will do what is left

    a personal slogan

    When I was working and taking care of my children, learning was never on the list. Now that I have more time I have two different Gemora classes and the nach yomi as well as the mishna yomi daily.

  • Gitta Jaroslawicz-Neufeld

    Far Rockaway, United States

    ืึดื™ ืึถืคึฐืฉืึธืจ ืœึฐื‘ึตื™ืช ื”ึทืžึผึดื“ึฐืจึธืฉื ื‘ึผึฐืœึนื ื—ึดื™ื“ึผื•ึผืฉื there cannot be a study hall without a novelty.

    Chagigah 3a

    I began learning the daf in January 2022. I initially "flew under the radar," sharing my journey with my husband and a few close friends. I was apprehensive – who, me? Gemara? Now, 2 years in, I feel changed. The rigor of a daily commitment frames my days. The intellectual engagement enhances my knowledge. And the virtual community of learners has become a new family, weaving a glorious tapestry.

  • Batsheva Pava

    Hashmonaim, Israel

    ื—ื’ื™ื’ื” 12, ื‘"ื” ืื•ืžืจื™ืื”ืืจืฅ ื ื‘ืจื ืชื—ื™ืœื” ืื•ืžืจื™ื ืฉืžื™ื ื ื‘ืจื ืชื—ื™ืœื” ื‘"ืฉ ืขื™ืจื•ื‘ื™ืŸ ื™ื’ ื‘"ื” ื ื•ื— ืœืื“ื ืฉื ื‘ืจื ื‘"ืฉ ื ื•ื— ืœืื“ื ืฉืœื ื ื‘ืจื It is essentially the same machloket. It is up to us to to live a life that proves B Shammai wrong.

    Eruvin 13b and chagiga 12

    I LOVE learning the Daf. I started with Shabbat. I join the morning Zoom with Reb Michelle and it totally grounds my day. When Corona hit us in Israel, I decided that I would use the Daf to keep myself sane, especially during the days when we could not venture out more than 300 m from our home. Now my husband and I have so much new material to talk about! It really is the best part of my day!

  • Shira Eliaser

    Skokie, IL, United States

    ืึธืžึทืจ ืึฑืœึนื”ึตื™ ื™ึดืฉื‚ึฐืจึธืึตืœ, ืœึดื™ ื“ึดื‘ึผึถืจ ืฆื•ึผืจ ื™ึดืฉื‚ึฐืจึธืึตืœ, ืึฒื ึดื™ ืžื•ึนืฉืึตืœ ื‘ึผึธืึธื“ึธื, ืžึดื™ ืžื•ึนืฉืึตืœ ื‘ึผึดื™? ืฆึทื“ึผึดื™ืง.

    Moed Katan 16b

    Since I started in January of 2020, Daf Yomi has changed my life. It connects me to Jews all over the world, especially learned women. It makes cooking, gardening, and folding laundry into acts of Torah study. Daf Yomi enables me to participate in a conversation with and about our heritage that has been going on for more than 2000 years.

  • linda kalish-marcus

    Efrat, Israel


    I began my journey two years ago at the beginning of this cycle of the daf yomi. It has been an incredible, challenging experience and has given me a new perspective of Torah Sh’baal Peh and the role it plays in our lives

  • Rhona Fink

    San Diego, United States

    student, make your ears like a funnel and acquire for yourself an understanding heart to hear both the statements

    Chagigah 3b

    Retirement and Covid converged to provide me with the opportunity to commit to daily Talmud study in October 2020. I dove into the middle of Eruvin and continued to navigate Seder Moed, with Rabannit Michelle as my guide. I have developed more confidence in my learning as I completed each masechet and look forward to completing the Daf Yomi cycle so that I can begin again!

  • Sandrine Simons

    Atlanta, United States


    In January 2020 on a Shabbaton to Baltimore I heard about the new cycle of Daf Yomi after the siyum celebration in NYC stadium. I started to read โ€œ a daily dose of Talmud โ€œ and really enjoyed it . It led me to google โ€œ do Orthodox women study Talmud? โ€œ and found HADRAN! Since then I listen to the podcast every morning, participate in classes and siyum. I love to learn, this is amazing! Thank you

  • Anne Rubin

    Elkins Park, United States


    I had never heard of Daf Yomi and after reading the book, The Weight of Ink, I explored more about it. I discovered that it was only 6 months before a whole new cycle started and I was determined to give it a try. I tried to get a friend to join me on the journey but after the first few weeks they all dropped it. I haven't missed a day of reading and of listening to the podcast.

  • Karena Perry

    Los Angeles, United States


    I started my Daf Yomi journey at the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic.

  • Pamela Elisheva

    Bakersfield, United States

    A maidservant...saw his mature son...she exclaimed...You shall not place a stumbling block...

    Moed Katan 17a

    I started learning on January 5, 2020. When I complete the 7+ year cycle I will be 70 years old. I had been intimidated by those who said that I needed to study Talmud in a traditional way with a chevruta, but I decided the learning was more important to me than the method. Thankful for Daf Yomi for Women helping me catch up when I fall behind, and also being able to celebrate with each Siyum!

  • Beth Elster

    Irvine, United States


    I had dreamed of doing daf yomi since I had my first serious Talmud class 18 years ago at Pardes with Rahel Berkovitz, and then a couple of summers with Leah Rosenthal. There is no way I would be able to do it without another wonderful teacher, Michelle, and the Hadran organization. I wake up and am excited to start each day with the next daf.

  • Diana Bloom

    Tampa, United States


    My curiosity was peaked after seeing posts about the end of the last cycle. I am always looking for opportunities to increase my Jewish literacy & I am someone that is drawn to habit and consistency. Dinnertime includes a “Guess what I learned on the daf” segment for my husband and 18 year old twins. I also love the feelings of connection with my colleagues who are also learning.

  • Julie Mendelsohn

    Zichron Yakov, Israel

    ืื™ื ืฉื™ ืื™ืชืชื ื‘ื”ื“ื™ ืฉื•ืชื ืคื™ืœื›ื : While a woman is engaged in conversation she also holds the spindle

    Megillah 14b

    I started to listen to Michelle's podcasts four years ago. The minute I started I was hooked. I'm so excited to learn the entire Talmud, and think I will continue always. I chose the quote "while a woman is engaged in conversation she also holds the spindle". (Megillah 14b). It reminds me of all of the amazing women I learn with every day who multi-task, think ahead and accomplish so much.

  • Susan Handelman

    Jerusalem, Israel


    Inspired by Hadran's first Siyum ha Shas L'Nashim two years ago, I began daf yomi right after for the next cycle. As to this extraordinary journey together with TS Eliot wrote "We must not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.

  • Hannah Lee

    Pennsylvania, United States


    When I started studying Hebrew at Brown University's Hillel, I had no idea that almost 38 years later, I'm doing Daf Yomi. My Shabbat haburah is led by Rabbanit Leah Sarna. The women are a hoot. I'm tracking the completion of each tractate by reading Ilana Kurshan's memoir, If All the Seas Were Ink.

  • Josรฉphine Altzman

    Teaneck, United States

    ืึธืžึทืจ ืจึธื‘ึธื: ื‘ึผึฐืฉืึธืขึธื” ืฉืึถืžึผึทื›ึฐื ึดื™ืกึดื™ืŸ ืึธื“ึธื ืœึฐื“ึดื™ืŸ, ืื•ึนืžึฐืจึดื™ื ืœื•ึน: ื ึธืฉื‚ึธืืชึธ ื•ึฐื ึธืชึทืชึผึธ ื‘ึผึธืึฑืžื•ึผื ึธื”?

    Shabbat 31a

    I’ve been wanting to do Daf Yomi for years, but always wanted to start at the beginning and not in the middle of things. When the opportunity came in 2020, I decided: “this is now the time!” I’ve been posting my journey daily on social media, tracking my progress (#DafYomi); now it’s fully integrated into my daily routines. I’ve also inspired my partner to join, too!

  • Sue Parker Gerson

    Denver, United States


    As Jewish educator and as a woman, Iโ€™m mindful that Talmud has been kept from women for many centuries. Now that we are privileged to learn, and learning is so accessible, itโ€™s my intent to complete Daf Yomi. I am so excited to keep learning with my Hadran community.

  • Denise Neapolitan

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    if the Torah is ordered in your 248 limbs it will be secure

    Eruvin 54a

    I started at the beginning of this cycle. No 1 reason, but hereโ€™s 5.
    In 2019 I read about the upcoming siyum hashas.
    There was a sermon at shul about how anyone can learn Talmud.
    Talmud references come up when I am studying. I wanted to know more.
    Yentl was on telly. Not a great movie but it’s about studying Talmud.
    I went to the Hadran website: A new cycle is starting. Iโ€™m gonna do this

  • Madeline Cohen

    London, United Kingdom

    I was always the student who did my homework. The one time I didn't, I was rebuked by my teacher with the words ืื ื‘ืืจื–ื™ื ื ืคืœื” ืฉืœื”ื‘ืช ืžื” ื™ืขืฉื• ืื™ื–ื•ื‘ื™ ื”ืงื™ืจ but it wasn't until I learned Moed Katan 25b that I became aware of the extent of the compliment contained in this rebuke.

    Moed Katan 25b

    After experiences over the years of asking to join gemara shiurim for men and either being refused by the maggid shiur or being the only women there, sometimes behind a mechitza, I found out about Hadran sometime during the tail end of Masechet Shabbat, I think. Life has been much better since then.

  • Michelle Lewis

    Beit Shemesh, Israel

    ืื™ืŸ ืœื“ื‘ืจ ืกื•ืฃ

    Pesachim 9a

    I was moved to tears by the Hadran Siyyum HaShas. I have learned Torah all my life, but never connected to learning Gemara on a regular basis until then. Seeing the sheer joy Talmud Torah at the siyyum, I felt compelled to be part of it, and I haven’t missed a day!
    It’s not always easy, but it is so worthwhile, and it has strengthened my love of learning. It is part of my life now.

  • Lori Stark

    Highland Park, United States

    ืชืคืกืช ืžืจื‘ื” ืœื ืชืคืกืช, ืชืคืกืช ืžื•ืขืช ืชืคืกืช

    Rosh Hashanah 4b

    I began my Daf Yomi journey on January 5, 2020. I had never learned Talmud before. Initially it struck me as a bunch of inane and arcane details with mind bending logic. I am now smitten. Rabbanit Farber brings the page to life and I am eager to learn with her every day!

  • Keren Carter

    Brentwood, California, United States

    ืชึผึธื ื•ึผ ืจึทื‘ึผึธื ึทืŸ: ืึธืกื•ึผืจ ืœื•ึน ืœึธืึธื“ึธื ืฉืึถื™ึผึตื”ึธื ึถื” ืžึดืŸ ื”ึธืขื•ึนืœึธื ื”ึทื–ึผึถื” ื‘ึผึฐืœึนื ื‘ึผึฐืจึธื›ึธื”. ื•ึฐื›ื‡ืœ ื”ึทื ึผึถื”ึฑื ึถื” ืžึดืŸ ื”ึธืขื•ึนืœึธื ื”ึทื–ึผึถื” ื‘ึผึฐืœึนื ื‘ึผึฐืจึธื›ึธื” ืžึธืขึทืœ

    Berakhot 35

    I started learning Jan 2020 when I heard the new cycle was starting. I had tried during the last cycle and didn’t make it past a few weeks. Learning online from old men didn’t speak to my soul and I knew Talmud had to be a soul journey for me. Enter Hadran! Talmud from Rabbanit Michelle Farber from a woman’s perspective, a mother’s perspective and a modern perspective. Motivated to continue!

  • Laura Shechter

    Lexington, MA, United States

    ื•ึฐืชึทื ึฐื™ึธื, ืจึทื‘ึผึดื™ ื™ื•ึนืกึตื™ ืื•ึนืžึตืจ: ืžึตืขื•ึนืœึธื ืœึนื ื™ึธืจึฐื“ึธื” ืฉืึฐื›ึดื™ื ึธื” ืœึฐืžึทื˜ึผึธื”, ื•ึฐืœึนื ืขึธืœื•ึผ ืžึนืฉืึถื” ื•ึฐืึตืœึดื™ึผึธื”ื•ึผ ืœึทืžึผึธืจื•ึนื, ืฉืึถื ึผึถืึฑืžึทืจ: ืดื”ึทืฉึผืึธืžึทื™ึดื ืฉืึธืžึทื™ึดื ืœึทื”ืณ ื•ึฐื”ึธืึธืจึถืฅ ื ึธืชึทืŸ ืœึดื‘ึฐื ึตื™ ืึธื“ึธืืด. And it is taught in a baraita that Rabbi Yosei says: The Divine Presence never descended below, and Moses and Elijah never ascended on high, as it is stated: โ€œThe heavens are the heavens of the Lord, and the earth He gave to the children of manโ€ (Psalms 115:16).

    Sukkah 5a

    When I began learning Daf Yomi at the beginning of the current cycle, I was preparing for an upcoming surgery and thought that learning the Daf would be something positive I could do each day during my recovery, even if I accomplished nothing else. I had no idea what a lifeline learning the Daf would turn out to be in so many ways.

  • Shira Krebs

    Minnesota, United States

    When I began the previous cycle, I promised myself that if I stuck with it, I would reward myself with a trip to Israel. Little did I know that the trip would involve attending the first ever womenโ€™s siyum and being inspired by so many learners. I am now over 2 years into my second cycle and being part of this large, diverse, fascinating learning family has enhanced my learning exponentially.

  • ื ืขื” ื’ืœื ื˜

    ื™ืจื•ื—ื, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืชื ื ืื•ืชื• ื”ื™ื•ื ืกืœืงื•ื”ื• ืœืฉื•ืžืจ ื”ืคืชื— ืื•ื ืชื ื” ืœื”ื ืจืฉื•ืช ืœืชืœืžื™ื“ื™ื ืœื™ื›ื ืก ืฉื”ื™ื” ืจ"ื’ ืžื›ืจื™ื– ื•ืื•ืžืจ ื›ืœ ืชืœืžื™ื“ ืฉืื™ืŸ ืชื•ื›ื• ื›ื‘ืจื• ืœื ื™ื›ื ืก ืœื‘ื™ืช ื”ืžื“ืจืฉ ื”ื”ื•ื ื™ื•ืžื ืืชื•ืกืคื• ื›ืžื” ืกืคืกืœื™ ื"ืจ ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ ืคืœื™ื’ื™ ื‘ื” ืื‘ื ื™ื•ืกืฃ ื‘ืŸ ื“ื•ืกืชืื™ ื•ืจื‘ื ืŸ ื—ื“ ืืžืจ ืืชื•ืกืคื• ืืจื‘ืข ืžืื” ืกืคืกืœื™ ื•ื—ื“ ืืžืจ ืฉื‘ืข ืžืื” ืกืคืกืœื™ ื”ื•ื” ืงื ื—ืœืฉื ื“ืขืชื™ื” ื“ืจ"ื’ ืืžืจ ื“ืœืžื ื—"ื• ืžื ืขืชื™ ืชื•ืจื” ืžื™ืฉืจืืœ ืื—ื–ื• ืœื™ื” ื‘ื—ืœืžื™ื” ื—ืฆื‘ื™ ื—ื™ื•ืจื™ ื“ืžืœื™ื™ืŸ ืงื˜ืžื ื•ืœื ื”ื™ื ื”ื”ื™ื ืœื™ืชื•ื‘ื™ ื“ืขืชื™ื” ื”ื•ื ื“ืื—ื–ื• ืœื™ื”

    ื‘ืจื›ื•ืช ื›ื—

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืœืคื ื™ ื›ืฉื ืชื™ื™ื ื‘ืฉืื™ืคื” ืœืกื™ื™ื ืœืจืืฉื•ื ื” ืžืกื›ืช ืื—ืช ื‘ืžื”ืœืš ื—ื•ืคืฉืช ื”ืœื™ื“ื”.
    ืื—ืจื™ ืžืกื›ืช ืื—ืช ื›ื‘ืจ ื”ื™ื” ืงืฉื” ืœื”ืคืกื™ืง…

  • Joanna Rom

    Northwest Washington, United States

    From my naive 1/6/20 notes- somewhat precient, long before midnight zoom, this resonated: "As Rav Aแธฅa bar Bizna said that Rabbi Shimon แธคasida said: A lyre hung over Davidโ€™s bed, and once midnight arrived, the northern midnight wind would come and cause the lyre to play on its own. David would immediately rise from his bed and study Torah until the first rays of dawn."

    Berakhot 3b

    It’s hard to believe it has been over two years. Daf yomi has changed my life in so many ways and has been sustaining during this global sea change. Each day means learning something new, digging a little deeper, adding another lens, seeing worlds with new eyes. Daf has also fostered new friendships and deepened childhood connections, as long time friends have unexpectedly become havruta.

  • Jill Felder

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

    Hearing and reading about the siyumim at the completion of the 13 th cycle Daf Yomi asked our shul rabbi about starting the Daf – he directed me to another shiur in town he thought would allow a woman to join, and so I did! Love seeing the sources for the Divrei Torah Iโ€™ve been hearing for the past decades of living an observant life and raising 5 children .

  • Patti Evans

    Phoenix, Arizona , United States

    I started learning at the beginning of this cycle more than 2 years ago, and I have not missed a day or a daf. It’s been challenging and enlightening and even mind-numbing at times, but the learning and the shared experience have all been worth it. If you are open to it, there’s no telling what might come into your life.

  • Jodi Gladstone

    Warwick, Rhode Island, United States

    "If a radish and an olive were before him, he recites a blessing over the radish and exempts the olive. In what circumstances does this apply? Specifically when the radish is primary, but when the radish is not primary, everyone agrees that one recites the appropriate blessing over this one and then he again recites the appropriate blessing over that one."

    Berakhot 41a

    I started learning when my brother sent me the news clip of the celebration of the last Daf Yomi cycle. I was so floored to see so many women celebrating that I wanted to be a part of it. It has been an enriching experience studying a text in a language I don’t speak, using background knowledge that I don’t have. It is stretching my learning in unexpected ways, bringing me joy and satisfaction.

  • Leeza Hirt Wilner

    New York, United States

    ืœึฐืขื•ึนืœึธื ืงึธืกึธื‘ึทืจ ืฉืึธืœึนืฉื ืžึดืฉืึฐืžึธืจื•ึนืช ื”ึธื•ึตื™ ื”ึทืœึผึทื™ึฐืœึธื”, ื•ึฐื”ึธื ืงึธืžึทืฉืึฐืžึทืข ืœึธืŸ: ื“ึผึฐืึดื™ื›ึผึธื ืžึดืฉืึฐืžึธืจื•ึนืช ื‘ึผึธืจึธืงึดื™ืขึท ื•ึฐืึดื™ื›ึผึธื ืžึดืฉืึฐืžึธืจื•ึนืช ื‘ึผึฐืึทืจึฐืขึธื. ื“ึผึฐืชึทื ึฐื™ึธื, ืจึทื‘ึผึดื™ ืึฑืœึดื™ืขึถื–ึถืจ ืื•ึนืžึตืจ: ืฉืึธืœึนืฉื ืžึดืฉืึฐืžึธืจื•ึนืช ื”ึธื•ึตื™ ื”ึทืœึผึทื™ึฐืœึธื”, ื•ึฐืขึทืœ ื›ึผึธืœ ืžึดืฉืึฐืžึธืจ ื•ึผืžึดืฉืึฐืžึธืจ ื™ื•ึนืฉืึตื‘ ื”ึทืงึผึธื“ื•ึนืฉื ื‘ึผึธืจื•ึผืšึฐ ื”ื•ึผื ื•ึฐืฉืื•ึนืึตื’ ื›ึผึธืึฒืจึดื™, ืฉืึถื ึผึถืึฑืžึทืจ: ืดื”ืณ ืžึดืžึผึธืจื•ึนื ื™ึดืฉืึฐืึธื’, ื•ึผืžึดืžึผึฐืขื•ึนืŸ ืงึธื“ึฐืฉืื•ึน ื™ึดืชึผึตืŸ ืงื•ึนืœื•ึน ืฉืึธืึนื’ ื™ึดืฉืึฐืึทื’ ืขึทืœ ื ึธื•ึตื”ื•ึผ ื•ึฐืกึดื™ืžึธืŸ ืœึทื“ึผึธื‘ึธืจ: ืžึดืฉืึฐืžึธืจึธื” ืจึดืืฉืื•ึนื ึธื” ื—ึฒืžื•ึนืจ ื ื•ึนืขึตืจ, ืฉืึฐื ึดื™ึผึธื” ื›ึผึฐืœึธื‘ึดื™ื ืฆื•ึนืขึฒืงึดื™ื, ืฉืึฐืœึดื™ืฉืึดื™ืช, ืชึผึดื™ื ื•ึนืง ื™ื•ึนื ึตืง ืžึดืฉึผืึฐื“ึตื™ ืึดืžึผื•ึน, ื•ึฐืึดืฉึผืึธื” ืžึฐืกึทืคึผึถืจึถืช ืขึดื ื‘ึผึทืขึฒืœึธื”ึผ.

    Berakhot 3a

    I started learning Daf Yomi in January 2020 after watching my grandfather, Mayer Penstein zโ€l, finish shas with the previous cycle. My grandfather made learning so much fun was so proud that his grandchildren wanted to join him. I was also inspired by Ilana Kurshanโ€™s book, If All the Seas Were Ink. Two years in, I can say that it has enriched my life in so many ways.

  • Susan Fisher

    Raanana, Israel

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  • ืฉื•ืœืžื™ืช ืกื‘ืŸ

    ื ื•ืงื“ื™ื, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื›ื•ืœื™ ื”ืื™ ื•ืืคืฉืจ?

    ืชืขื ื™ืช ื›"ื”:

    ืื—ื™, ืฉืœื•ืžื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ืžืžืกื›ืช ื‘ืจื›ื•ืช, ื—ื™ืคืฉ ื—ื‘ืจื•ืชื ืœืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืžืกื›ืช ืจืืฉ ื”ืฉื ื” ื•ื”ืฆื™ืข ืœื™. ื”ื—ื‘ืจื•ืชื ื”ื™ืชื” ืžืืชื’ืจืช ื˜ื›ื ื™ืช ื•ืจื•ื‘ ื”ื–ืžืŸ ื ืขืฉืชื” ื“ืจืš ื”ื˜ืœืคื•ืŸ, ื›ืš ืฉื‘ืกื™ื•ื ื”ืžืกื›ืช ื ืคืจื“ื• ื“ืจื›ื™ื ื•. ืื—ื™ ื—ื–ืจ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืœื‘ื“, ืื‘ืœ ืื ื™ ื›ื‘ืจ ื ื›ื‘ืฉืชื™ ื‘ืงืกื ื”ื’ืžืจื ื•ืฉื›ื ืขืชื™ ืืช ื”ืื™ืฉ ืฉืœื™ ืœื”ืฆื˜ืจืฃ ืืœื™ ืœืžืกื›ืช ื‘ื™ืฆื”. ืžืื– ื”ืžืฉื›ื ื• ื”ืœืื”, ื•ืขื›ืฉื™ื• ืื ื—ื ื• ืžืชืจื’ืฉื™ื ืœืงืจืืชื• ืฉืœ ืกื“ืจ ื ืฉื™ื!

  • Barbara Goldschlag

    Silver Spring, MD, United States

    If a person says I have worked hard but have not found success, donโ€™t believe him. If a person says I have not exerted myself, and I have found success, donโ€™t believe him. If he says I gave it my all and I have found success, believe him.

    Beitzah 6b

    I began Daf Yomi with the last cycle. I was inspired by the Hadran Siyum in Yerushalayim to continue with this cycle. I have learned Daf Yomi with Rabanit Michelle in over 25 countries on 6 continents ( missing Australia)

  • ืื™ืœื ื” ืฉื›ื ื•ื‘ื™ืฅ

    ืžื•ื“ื™ืขื™ืŸ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื"ืจ ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ ืฉืœืฉื” ื–ื™ืจื™ื ื”ืŸ ืฉืœ ืžื–ื‘ื— ื•ืฉืœ ืืจื•ืŸ ื•ืฉืœ ืฉืœื—ืŸ ืฉืœ ืžื–ื‘ื— ื–ื›ื” ืื”ืจืŸ ื•ื ื˜ืœื• ืฉืœ ืฉืœื—ืŸ ื–ื›ื” ื“ื•ื“ ื•ื ื˜ืœื• ืฉืœ ืืจื•ืŸ ืขื“ื™ื™ืŸ ืžื•ื ื— ื”ื•ื ื›ืœ ื”ืจื•ืฆื” ืœื™ืงื— ื™ื‘ื ื•ื™ืงื—

    ื™ื•ืžื ื“ืฃ ืข"ื‘

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ืœืคื ื™ ืฉื ืชื™ื™ื, ืขื ืžืกื›ืช ืฉื‘ืช. ื‘ื”ืชื—ืœื” ื”ื”ืชืžื“ื” ื”ื™ืชื” ืงืฉื” ืื‘ืœ ื‘ื–ื›ื•ืช ื”ืงื•ืจื•ื ื” ื•ื”ืกื’ืจื™ื ื”ืฆืœื—ืชื™ ืœื”ื“ื‘ื™ืง ืืช ื”ืคืขืจื™ื ื‘ืฉื‘ืชื•ืช ื”ืืจื•ื›ื•ืช, ืœืกื™ื™ื ืืช ืžืกื›ืช ืฉื‘ืช ื•ืœื”ืžืฉื™ืš ืขื ื”ืžืกื›ืชื•ืช ื”ื‘ืื•ืช. ืขื›ืฉื™ื• ืื ื™ ืžืกื™ื™ืžืช ื‘ื”ืชืจื’ืฉื•ืช ืจื‘ื” ืืช ืžืกื›ืช ื—ื’ื™ื’ื” ื•ืกื“ืจ ืžื•ืขื“ ื•ืžื—ื›ื” ืœืกื“ืจ ื”ื‘ื!

  • Rookie Billet

    Jerusalem, Israel

    ื•ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืœืœ ืื•ืžืจื™ื ื‘ืจื•ืš ื” ื™ื•ื ื™ื•ื

    Beitzah 16a

    I started the daf at the beginning of this cycle in January 2020. My husband, my children, grandchildren and siblings have been very supportive. As someone who learned and taught Tanach and mefarshim for many years, it has been an amazing adventure to complete the six sedarim of Mishnah, and now to study Talmud on a daily basis along with Rabbanit Michelle and the wonderful women of Hadran.

  • Judith Weil

    Raanana, Israel

    Michelle has been an inspiration for years, but I only really started this cycle after the moving and uplifting siyum in Jerusalem. Itโ€™s been an wonderful to learn and relearn the tenets of our religion and to understand how the extraordinary efforts of a band of people to preserve Judaism after the fall of the beit hamikdash is still bearing fruits today. Iโ€™m proud to be part of the chain!

  • ืจื—ืœื™ ืžื ื“ืœืกื•ืŸ

    ื˜ืœ ืžื ืฉื”, ื™ืฉืจืืœ


    ื‘ืกื•ืฃ ื”ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ืงื•ื“ื ืจืื™ืชื™ ืืช ื”ืฉืžื—ื” ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœื” ืฉื‘ืกื™ื•ื ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“, ื‘ืขืœื™ ืกื™ื™ื ื›ื‘ืจ ื‘ืคืขื ื”ืฉืœื™ืฉื™ืช ื•ื›ืžื•ื‘ืŸ ื”ืกื™ื•ื ื”ื ืฉื™ ื‘ื‘ื ื™ื™ื ื™ ื”ืื•ืžื” ื•ื—ืฉื‘ืชื™ ืฉืื•ืœื™ ื–ื• ื”ื–ื“ืžื ื•ืช ืขื‘ื•ืจื™ ืœืžืฉื”ื• ื—ื“ืฉ.
    ืœืžืจื•ืช ืฉืื ื™ ืฉื•ื ื” ื‘ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ืฉืœื™, ืžื™ ืฉืฉื•ืžืข ืขืœ ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืฉืœื™ ืžืคืจื’ืŸ ืžืื•ื“.
    ืื ื™ ืžื ืกื” ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืงืฆืช ื‘ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื, ื’ื ืื ืœื ืืช ื›ืœ ื”ื“ืฃ ื•ื‘ืกืš ื”ื›ืœ ืื ื™ ื‘ื“ืจืš ื›ืœืœ ืขื•ืžื“ืช ื‘ืงืฆื‘.
    ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืžืขื ื™ืง ื”ืžื•ืŸ ืžืฉืžืขื•ืช ืœื™ื•ื ื™ื•ื ื•ืขื•ืฉื” ืกื“ืจ ื‘ืœืžื•ื“ ืชื•ืจื”, ืฉืชืžื™ื“ ื”ื™ื” (ื•ืขื“ื™ื™ืŸ) ืฉืื™ืคื”. ืื‘ืœ ืื™ืŸ ื›ืžื• ืงื‘ื™ืขื•ืช

  • Martha Tarazi

    Panama, Panama

    I heard the new Daf Yomi cycle was starting and I was curious, so I searched online for a women’s class and was pleasently surprised to find Rabanit Michelle’s great class reviews in many online articles. It has been a splendid journey. It is a way to fill my days with Torah, learning so many amazing things I have never heard before during my Tanach learning at High School. Thanks so much .

  • Dena Heller

    New Jersey, United States

    I began my journey with Rabbanit Michelle more than five years ago. My friend came up with a great idea for about 15 of us to learn the daf and one of us would summarize weekly what we learned.
    It was fun but after 2-3 months people began to leave. I have continued. Since the cycle began Again I have joined the Teaneck women.. I find it most rewarding in so many ways. Thank you

  • Marian Frankston

    Pennsylvania, United States

    A verse for Moed Katan by Marian Frankston The groom was a long-bearded gnome En route with his bride to their home, Took a swim in the sea And was stung by a bee He wailed in a high monotone. The wife looked on rather bashfully. Would this affect her virginity? She laughed, then she cried, 'Til she finally died. "Died laughing" was her obituary. The groom with astonishing tenacity Sought out Rabbinic authority. "Since the bride is now buried, How soon may I marry?" The nuptials ensued with alacrity.

    Moed Katan

    What a great experience to learn with Rabbanit Michelle Farber. I began with this cycle in January 2020 and have been comforted by the consistency and energy of this process throughout the isolation period of Covid. Week by week, I feel like I am exploring a treasure chest with sparkling gems and puzzling antiquities. The hunt is exhilarating.

  • Shira Jacobowitz

    Jerusalem, Israel

    ืขืชื™ื“ ื”ืงื‘ืดื” ืœืขืฉื•ืช ืžื—ื•ืœ ืœืฆื“ื™ืงื™ื ื•ื”ื•ื ื™ื•ืฉื‘ ื‘ื™ื ื™ื”ื ื‘ื’ืŸ ืขื“ืŸ, ื•ื›ืœ ืื—ื“ ื•ืื—ื“ ืžืจืื” ื‘ืืฆื‘ืขื• ืฉื ืืžืจ ืดื•ื™ืืžืจ ื‘ื™ื•ืŸ ื”ื”ื•ื ื”ื ื”, ืืœื•ื”ื ื• ื–ื” ืงื™ื•ื™ื ื• ืœื• ื•ื™ื•ืฉื™ืขื ื•. ื–ื” ื”ืณ ืงื™ื•ื™ื ื• ืœื•. ื ื’ื™ืœื” ื•ื ืฉืžื—ื” ื‘ื™ืฉื•ืขืชื•.

    Taanit 31a

    I read Ilana Kurshan’s “If All the Seas Were Ink” which inspired me. Then the Women’s Siyum in Jerusalem in 2020 convinced me, I knew I had to join! I have loved it- it’s been a constant in my life daily, many of the sugiyot connect to our lives. My family and friends all are so supportive. It’s incredible being part of this community and love how diverse it is! I am so excited to learn more!

  • ืงืจืŸ ืจื•ื–ื ื‘ืจื’

    ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    "ืื•ืจ ืœืืจื‘ืขื” ืขืฉืจ ื‘ื•ื“ืงื™ื ืืช ื”ื—ืžืฅ ืœืื•ืจ ื”ื ืจ... ืžืื™ ืื•ืจ?"

    ืคืกื—ื™ื ื‘

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืœืคื ื™ 4.5 ืฉื ื™ื, ื›ืฉื”ื•ื“ื™ื” ื—ื‘ืจื” ืฉืœื™ ืคืชื—ื” ืงื‘ื•ืฆืช ื•ื•ื˜ืกืืค ืœืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ื‘ืชื—ื™ืœืช ืžืกื›ืช ืกื ื”ื“ืจื™ืŸ. ืžืื– ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ื“ืฃ ื ื›ื ืก ืœืชื•ืš ื”ื™ื•ื-ื™ื•ื ืฉืœื™ ื•ื”ืคืš ืœืื—ื“ ืžืžื’ื“ื™ืจื™ ื”ื–ื”ื•ืช ืฉืœื™ ืžืžืฉ.

  • Talia Haykin

    Denver, United States

    Three matters give a person comfort, and they are: A beautiful abode, a beautiful wife, and beautiful vessels.

    Berakhot 57b

    I heard about the syium in January 2020 & I was excited to start learning then the pandemic started. Learning Daf became something to focus on but also something stressful. As the world changed around me & my family I had to adjust my expectations for myself & the world. Daf Yomi & the Hadran podcast has been something I look forward to every day. It gives me a moment of centering & Judaism daily.

  • Hannah Greenberg

    Pennsylvania, United States

    ืืžืจ ืจื‘ ื™ื”ื•ื“ื” ืืžืจ ืฉืžื•ืืœ ื”ืžืงืคื™ื“ ืขืœ ืขื™ืจื•ื‘ื• ืื™ืŸ ืขื™ืจื•ื‘ื• ืขื™ืจื•ื‘ ืžื” ืฉืžื• ืขื™ืจื•ื‘ ืฉืžื• Rav Yehuda said that Shmuel said: With regard to one who is particular about his eiruv, i.e., that the other people should not eat of the food he contributed, his eiruv is not a valid eiruv. After all, what is its name? Joining [eiruv] is its name, indicating that it must be jointly owned [meโ€™urav] by all the participants in the eiruv. If one person does not allow the other participants to eat of it, it does not belong to all of them and cannot be called an eiruv.

    Eruvin 49

    Having never learned Talmud before, I started Daf Yomi in hopes of connecting to the Rabbinic tradition, sharing a daily idea on Instagram (@dafyomiadventures). With Hadran and Sefaria, I slowly gained confidence in my skills and understanding. Now, part of the Pardes Jewish Educators Program, I canโ€™t wait to bring this love of learning with me as I continue to pass it on to my future students.

  • Rhondda May

    Atlanta, Georgia, United States


    In January 2020, my chevruta suggested that we "up our game. Let's do Daf Yomi" – and she sent me the Hadran link. I lost my job (and went freelance), there was a pandemic, and I am still opening the podcast with my breakfast coffee, or after Shabbat with popcorn. My Aramaic is improving. I will need a new bookcase, though.

  • ืื•ืœื’ื” ืžื–ืจื—ื™

    ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืื™ืŸ ื”ื‘ืจื›ื” ืžืฆื•ื™ื” ืืœื ื‘ื“ื‘ืจ ื”ืกืžื•ื™ ืžืŸ ื”ืขื™ืŸ

    ืชืขื ื™ืช ื—

    ืจืื™ืชื™ ืืช ื”ืกื™ื•ื ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื‘ื‘ื ื™ื™ื ื™ ื”ืื•ืžื” ื•ื›ืœ ื›ืš ื”ืชืจืฉืžืชื™ ื•ืจืฆื™ืชื™ ืœืงื—ืช ื—ืœืง.. ืื‘ืœ ืœืงื— ืœื™ ืขื•ื“ ื›ืฉื ื” ื•ื—ืฆื™ )ื‘ืืžืฆืข ืžืกื™ื›ืช ืฉื‘ืช ืœื”ืฆื˜ืจืฃ..
    ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื—ืฉื•ื‘ ืœื™ ืžืื•ื“.. ืื ื™ ืชืžื™ื“ ื‘ืžืจื“ืฃ ืื—ืจื™ ื”ื“ืฃ ื•ื’ื•ื ื‘ืช ื›ืœ ืคืขื ื—ืฆื™ ื“ืฃ ื›ืฉื”ื™ืœื“ื™ื ืขืกื•ืงื™ื ื•ืžืฉืœื™ืžื” ืื—”ื› ืื—ืจื™ ืฉื›ื•ืœื ื”ืœื›ื• ืœื™ืฉื•ืŸ..

  • Debbie Engelen-Eigles

    Minnesota, United States

    I started last year after completing the Pesach Sugiyot class. Masechet Yoma might seem like a difficult set of topics, but for me made Yom Kippur and the Beit HaMikdash come alive. Liturgy I’d always had trouble connecting with took on new meaning as I gained a sense of real people moving through specific spaces in particular ways. It was the perfect introduction; I am so grateful for Hadran!

  • ืžื™ื›ืœ ื›ื”ื ื

    ื—ื™ืคื”, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืึธืžึทืจ ืจึตื™ืฉื ืœึธืงึดื™ืฉื: ื›ึผื‡ืœ ื”ึธืขื•ึนืกึตืง ื‘ึผึฐืชื•ึนืจึธื” ื‘ึผึทืœึผึทื™ึฐืœึธื” โ€” ื”ึทืงึผึธื“ื•ึนืฉื ื‘ึผึธืจื•ึผืšึฐ ื”ื•ึผื ืžื•ึนืฉืึตืšึฐ ืขึธืœึธื™ื• ื—ื•ึผื˜ ืฉืึถืœ ื—ึถืกึถื“ ื‘ึผึทื™ึผื•ึนื

    ื—ื’ื™ื’ื” ื™ื‘:ื‘

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ืœืคื ื™ ืงืฆืช ื™ื•ืชืจ ืž-5 ืฉื ื™ื, ื›ืฉืœืžื“ืชื™ ืจื‘ื ื•ืช ื‘ื™ืฉื™ื‘ืช ืžื”ืจ”ืช ื‘ื ื™ื• ื™ื•ืจืง. ื‘ื“ื™ืขื‘ื“, ืขื“ ืื–, ื”ื™ื™ืชื™ ื‘ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ื’ืžืจื ืฉืœื™ ื›ืžื• ืžื™ืฉื”ื• ืฉืื•ืกืฃ ื—ืจื•ื–ื™ื ืžืฉืจืฉืจืช ืฉื”ืชืคื–ืจื”, ืคื” ืžืฉื”ื• ื•ืฉื ืžืฉื”ื•, ื•ืžืื– ื ืคืชื— ืขื•ืœื ื•ืžืœื•ืื•…. ื”ื“ืฃ ื ื•ืชืŸ ืœื™ ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื‘ืฆื•ืจื” ืžืื•ืจื’ื ืช, ืฉื™ื˜ืชื™ืช, ื™ื•ื-ื™ื•ืžื™ืช, ื•ืžืœืžื“ ืื•ืชื™ ืœื ืจืง ื™ื“ืข ืืœื ืืช ื”ืฉืคื” ื•ื“ืจืš ื”ื—ืฉื™ื‘ื” ืฉืœื ื•. ืœืฉืžื—ืชื™, ื™ืฉ ืœื™ ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ืชื•ืžื›ืช ื•ื”ื”ืจื’ืฉื” ืฉืœื™ ื”ื™ื ื›ืžื• ื‘ืฆื™ื˜ื•ื˜ ืฉื‘ื—ืจืชื™: ื”ื“ืฃ ืžืฉืคื™ืข ืœื˜ื•ื‘ื” ืขืœ ื›ืœ ื”ื™ื•ื ืฉืœื™.

  • Julie Landau

    Karmiel, Israel

    ืื™ ืืคืฉืจ ืœื‘ื™ืช ื”ืžื“ืจืฉ ื‘ืœื ื—ื™ื“ื•ืฉ

    Chagigah 3a

    I began learning with Rabbanit Michelle’s wonderful Talmud Skills class on Pesachim, which really enriched my Pesach seder, and I have been learning Daf Yomi off and on over the past year. Because I’m relatively new at this, there is a “chiddush” for me every time I learn, and the knowledge and insights of the group members add so much to my experience. I feel very lucky to be a part of this.

  • ื“ื ื™ืืœื” ื‘ืจื•ื›ื™ื

    ืจืขื ื ื”, ื™ืฉืจืืœ


    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืคื ื™ 8 ืฉื ื™ื ื‘ืžื“ืจืฉื”. ืœืื—ืจื•ื ื” ืกื™ื™ืžืชื™ ืžืกื›ืช ืชืขื ื™ืช ื‘ืœืžื™ื“ื” ืขืฆืžื™ืช ื•ืขื›ืฉื™ื• ืœืงืจืืช ืกื™ื•ื ืžืกื›ืช ืžื’ื™ืœื”.

  • Caroline Graham-Ofstein

    Bet Shemesh, Israel


    After being so inspired by the siyum shas two years ago, I began tentatively learning daf yomi, like Rabbanut Michelle kept saying – taking one daf at a time. I'm still taking it one daf at a time, one masechet at a time, but I'm loving it and am still so inspired by Rabbanit Michelle and the Hadran community, and yes – I am proud to be finishing Seder Mo'ed.

  • Rebecca Stulberg

    Ottawa, Canada

    Geri Goldstein got me started learning daf yomi when I was in Israel 2 years ago. It’s been a challenge and I’ve learned a lot though I’m sure I miss a lot. I quilt as I listen and I want to share what I’ve been working on.

  • Sharon Mink

    Haifa , Israel

    With Rabbanit Dr. Naomi Cohen in the Women’s Talmud class, over 30 years ago. It was a “known” class and it was accepted, because of who taught. Since then I have also studied with Avigail Gross-Gelman and Dr. Gabriel Hazut for about a year). Years ago, in a shiur in my shul, I did know about Persians doing 3 things with their clothes on. They opened the shiur to woman after that!

  • Silke Goldberg

    Guildford , United Kingdom

    With each and every word that emerges from the mouth of the Holy One, Blessed be He, an angel is created.

    Chagigah 14a

    I have joined the community of daf yomi learners at the start of this cycle. I have studied in different ways – by reading the page, translating the page, attending a local shiur and listening to Rabbanit Farberโ€™s podcasts, depending on circumstances and where I was at the time. The reactions have been positive throughout – with no exception!

  • ืจืขื•ืช ืื‘ืจื”ืžื™

    ื‘ื™ืช ืฉืžืฉ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ื‘ืชื—ื™ืœืช ื”ืกื‘ื‘, ื•ื”ืชืžื›ืจืชื™. ื–ื” ื ื•ืชืŸ ืžืฉืžืขื•ืช ื ื•ืกืคืช ืœื™ื•ืžื™ื•ื ื•ืžืื•ื“ ืžื—ื–ืง ืœืชืช ืœื–ื” ืžืงื•ื ื‘ืชื•ืš ื›ืœ ืฉื’ืจืช ื”ื‘ื™ืช-ืขื‘ื•ื“ื” ื”ืฉื•ื˜ืคืช.

  • Jenifer Nech

    Houston, United States


    I started learning with rabbis. I needed to know more than the stories. My first teacher to show me "the way of the Talmud" as well as the stories was Samara Schwartz.
    Michelle Farber started the new cycle 2 yrs ago and I jumped on for the ride.
    I do not look back.

  • Catriella Freedman

    Zichron Yaakov, Israel

    ืื™ืŸ ืžืขื‘ืจื™ืŸ ืฉืžื—ื” ื‘ืฉืžื—ื”

    Moed Katan 9a

    I tried Daf Yomi in the middle of the last cycle after realizing I could listen to Michelle’s shiurim online. It lasted all of 2 days! Then the new cycle started just days before my father’s first yahrzeit and my youngest daughter’s bat mitzvah. It seemed the right time for a new beginning. My family, friends, colleagues are immensely supportive!

  • ื“ื‘ื™ ื’ื‘ื™ืจ

    ื—ืฉืžื•ื ืื™ื, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ื™ืฆื—ืง: ื™ื’ืขืช ื•ืœื ืžืฆืืช ืืœ ืชืืžื™ืŸ. ืœื ื™ื’ืขืช ื•ืžืฆืืช ืœื ืชืืžื™ืŸ. ื™ื’ืขืช ื•ืžืฆืืช - ืชืืžื™ืŸ !

    ืžื’ื™ืœื” ื“ืฃ ื• ืขืžื•ื“ ื‘

    ืœืžื“ืชื™ ื’ืžืจื ืžื›ื™ืชื” ื–- ื˜ ื‘ Maimonides School ื•ืื—ืจื™ ื”ืขืœื™ื” ืฉืœื™ ื‘ื’ื™ืœ 14 ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ื’ืžืจื, ืฉืœื ื”ื™ื” ื›ืœ ื›ืš ืžืงื•ื‘ืœ ื‘ื™ืžื™ื ืืœื”, ื”ื™ื” ื“ื™ ืกืคื•ืจืื“ื™. ืื—ืจื™ “ื”ื”ืชื’ืœื•ืช” ื‘ื‘ื ื™ื™ื ื™ ื”ืื•ืžื” ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื‘ืขื™ืงืจ ื‘ื“ืจืš ื”ื‘ื™ืชื” ืœืžื“ืชื™ ืžืคื•ืงืงื˜ืกื™ื ืฉื•ื ื™ื. ืœืื˜ ืœืื˜ ืจืื™ืชื™ ืฉืื ื™ ืชืžื™ื“ ื—ื•ื–ืจืช ืœืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืžื™ืฉืœ ืคืจื‘ืจ. ื‘ืื™ื–ื” ืฉื”ื•ื ืฉืœื‘ ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื‘ื–ื•ื ื‘ืฉืขื” 7:10 .
    ื”ื™ื•ื “ืื™ืŸ ืžืฆื‘” ืฉืื ื™ ืืชื—ื™ืœ ืืช ื”ื™ื•ื ืฉืœื™ ืœืœื ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืขื ื”ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืžื™ืฉืœ ืขื ื›ื•ืก ื”ืงืคื” ืฉืœื™!!

  • Emma Rinberg

    Raanana, Israel


    I attended the Siyum so that I could tell my granddaughter that I had been there. Then I decided to listen on Spotify and after the siyum of Brachot, Covid and zoom began. It gave structure to my day. I learn with people from all over the world who are now my friends – yet most of us have never met. I can’t imagine life without it. Thank you Rabbanit Michelle.

  • ื—ื ื” ืคื™ื•ื˜ืจืงื•ื‘ืกืงื™

    ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื, Israel

    ืื ื”ื™ื” ืžื‘ื•ื™ ื›ืœื”ืœืจื—ื‘ื” - ืื™ื ื• ืฆืจื™ืš ื›ืœื•ื

    Eruvin ื“ืฃ ื– ืขืžื•ื“. ื

    A friend in the SF Bay Area said in Dec 2019 that she might start listening on her morning drive to work. I mentioned to my husband and we decided to try the Daf when it began in Jan 2020 as part of our preparing to make Aliyah in the summer.

  • Sheila Hauser

    Jerusalem, Israel

    A beautiful world of Talmudic sages now fill my daily life with discussion and debate.
    bringing alive our traditions and texts that has brought new meaning to my life.
    I am a ืžื’ื™ืœืช ืืกืชืจ reader for women . the words in the Mishna of ืžืกื›ืช megillah 17a
    ื”ืงื•ืจื ืืช ื”ืžื’ื™ืœื” ืœืžืคืจืข ืœื ื™ืฆื were powerful to me.
    I hope to have the zchut to complete the cycle for my 70th birthday.

  • ืจื•ืช ืขื’ื™ื‘

    ืขืœื™ ื–ื”ื‘ - ืœืฉื, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื•ื”ื™ื™ืชื ื ืงื™ื™ื ืžื”' ื•ืžื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืคืกื—ื™ื ื™ื’

    ืจืฆื™ืชื™ ืœืงื‘ืœ ื™ื“ืข ื‘ืชื—ื•ื ืฉื”ืจื’ืฉืชื™ ืฉื”ื•ื ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื•ื—ืฉื•ื‘ ืืš ื ืขืœื ืžืžื ื™. ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืžืขื ื™ืง ืืชื’ืจ ื•ืกื™ืคื•ืง ื•ืžืขืžื™ืง ืืช ืชื—ื•ืฉืช ื”ืฉื™ื™ื›ื•ืช ืฉืœื™ ืœืชื•ืจื” ื•ืœื™ื”ื“ื•ืช

  • Phyllis Hecht

    Hashmonaim, Israel

    A Gemara shiur previous to the Hadran Siyum, was the impetus to attend it.It was highly inspirational and I was smitten. The message for me was ื”ืชืœืžื•ื“ ื‘ื™ื“ื™ื ื•. I had decided along with my Chahsmonaim group to to do the daf and take it one daf at time- without any expectations at all. There has been a wealth of information, insights and halachik ideas. It is truly exercise of the mind, heart & Soul

  • Stacey Goodstein Ashtamker

    Modi'in, Israel

    After all the hype on the 2020 siyum I became inspired by a friend to begin learning as the new cycle began.with no background in studying Talmud it was a bit daunting in the beginning. my husband began at the same time so we decided to study on shabbat together. The reaction from my 3 daughters has been fantastic. They are very proud. It’s been a great challenge for my brain which is so healthy!

  • Susan Vishner

    Brookline, United States

    After enthusing to my friend Ruth Kahan about how much I had enjoyed remote Jewish learning during the earlier part of the pandemic, she challenged me to join her in learning the daf yomi cycle. I had always wanted to do daf yomi but now had no excuse. The beginning was particularly hard as I had never studied Talmud but has become easier, as I have gained some familiarity with it.

  • Naomi Niederhoffer

    Toronto, Canada

    ืžืื™ืžืชื™ ืงื•ืจืื™ืŸ ืืช ืฉืžืข ื‘ืขืจื‘ื™ืŸ

    Berakhot 2a

    I started learning at the start of this cycle, and quickly fell in love. It has become such an important part of my day, enriching every part of my life.

  • Sara Averick

    Jerusalem, Israel

    ื‘ึผึฐืกื•ึผืจึธื ื”ึฒื•ื•ึนืช ื“ึผึฐื‘ึทืจึฐืชึผึธื, ื‘ึผึฐืฉืึดื™ื‘ึธื‘ื•ึผืชึตื™ื”ึผ ื“ึผึฐืจึทื‘ ืœึธื ื”ึฒื•ื•ึนืช ื“ึผึฐื‘ึทืจึฐืชึผึธื. ืกึฐื‘ื•ึผืจ ืžึดื™ื ึผึทื”ึผ, ืžึดืฉึผืื•ึผื ื–ึฐื›ื•ึผืชึตื™ื”ึผ ื“ึผึฐืจึทื‘ ื“ึผึดื ึฐืคึดื™ืฉื. ืึดื™ืชึฐื—ึฒื–ึดื™ ืœึฐื”ื•ึผ ื‘ึผึฐื—ึถื™ืœึฐืžึธื: ืจึทื‘ ื“ึผึดื ึฐืคึดื™ืฉืึธื ื–ึฐื›ื•ึผืชึตื™ื”ึผ ื˜ื•ึผื‘ึธื โ€” ื”ึธื ืžึดื™ืœึผึฐืชึธื ื–ื•ึผื˜ึฐืจึธื ืœึตื™ื”ึผ ืœึฐืจึทื‘. ืึถืœึผึธื, ืžึดืฉึผืื•ึผื ื”ึธื”ื•ึผื ื’ึผึทื‘ึฐืจึธื ื“ึผึดืžึฐืฉืึทื™ึผึตื™ืœ ืžึธืจึธื ื•ึผื–ึฐื‘ึดื™ืœึธื ืœึดืงึฐื‘ื•ึผืจึธื”. ื‘ึผึดื“ึฐืจื•ึนืงึถืจึถืช ื”ึฒื•ื•ึนืช ื“ึผึฐืœึตื™ืงึฐืชึผึธื, ื•ึผื‘ึฐืฉืึดื™ื‘ึธื‘ื•ึผืชึตื™ื”ึผ ื“ึผึฐืจึทื‘ ื”ื•ึผื ึธื ืœึธื ื”ึฒื•ื•ึนืช ื“ึผึฐืœึตื™ืงึฐืชึผึธื. ืกึฐื‘ื•ึผืจ ืžึดื™ื ึผึทื”ึผ, ื‘ึผึดื–ึฐื›ื•ึผืชึธื ื“ึผึฐืจึทื‘ ื”ื•ึผื ึธื ื“ึผึดื ึฐืคึดื™ืฉื. ืึดื™ืชึฐื—ึฒื–ึดื™ ืœึฐื”ื•ึผ ื‘ึผึฐื—ึถื™ืœึฐืžึธื: ื”ึทืื™ ื–ื•ึผื˜ึฐืจึธื ืœึตื™ื”ึผ ืœึฐืจึทื‘ ื”ื•ึผื ึธื, ืึถืœึผึธื ืžึดืฉึผืื•ึผื ื”ึธื”ึดื™ื ืึดื™ืชึผึฐืชึธื ื“ึผึดืžึฐื—ึทืžึผึฐืžึธื ืชึผึทื ึผื•ึผืจึธื ื•ึผืžึฐืฉืึทื™ึผึฐื™ืœึธื ืœึฐืฉืึดื™ื‘ึธื‘ื•ึผืชึทื™ื”ึผ

    Taanit 21b

    In January 2020, my teaching partner at IDC suggested we do daf yomi. Thanks to her challenge, I started learning daily from Rabbanit Michelle. It’s a joy to be part of the Hadran community. (It’s also a tikkun: in 7th grade, my best friend and I tied for first place in a citywide gemara exam, but we werenโ€™t invited to the celebration because girls werenโ€™t supposed to be learning gemara).

  • ืฉืจื” ื‘ืจืœื•ื‘ื™ืฅ

    ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืืžืจ ืจื‘ ื™ื”ื•ื“ื” ืืžืจ ืจื‘ ืžื•ื“ื™ื ืื ื—ื ื• ืœืš ื”' ืขืœ ื›ืœ ื˜ื™ืคื” ื•ื˜ื™ืคื” ืฉื”ื•ืจื“ืช ืœื ื•

    ืชืขื ื™ืช ื“ืฃ ื•:

    ื›ื‘ืจ ืกื™ืคืจืชื™ ื‘ืกื™ื•ื ืฉืœ ืžื•ืขื“ ืงื˜ืŸ.
    ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืžืื•ื“ ืžืฉืคื™ืขื” ืขืœ ื”ื™ื•ื ืฉืœื™ ื›ื™ ืื ื™ ืœื•ืžื“ืช ืขื ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืžื™ืฉืœ ืขืœ ื”ื‘ื•ืงืจ ื‘ื–ื•ื. ื–ื” ื ื•ืชืŸ ื˜ื•ืŸ ืœื›ืœ ื”ื™ื•ื – ื‘ืกื™ืก ืœืžื—ืฉื‘ื•ืช ืฉืœื™ .ื–ื” ื–ื›ื•ืช ื’ื“ื•ืœ ืœื”ืชื—ื™ืœ ืืช ื”ื™ื•ื ื‘ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื•ื‘ืชืคื™ืœื”. ืชื•ื“ื” ืจื‘ื” !

  • Meira Shapiro

    NJ, United States

    I started learning Daf in Jan 2020 with Brachot b/c I had never seen the Jewish people united around something so positive, and I wanted to be a part of it. Also, I wanted to broaden my background in Torah Shebal Peh- Maayanot gave me a great gemara education, but I knew that I could hold a conversation in most parts of tanach but almost no TSB. Iโ€™m so thankful for Daf and have gained immensely.

  • Lisa Kolodny

    Raanana, Israel

    3 years ago, I joined Rabbanit Michelle to organize the unprecedented Siyum HaShas event in Jerusalem for thousands of women. The whole experience was so inspiring that I decided then to start learning the daf and see how I would goโ€ฆ. and Iโ€™m still at it. I often listen to the Daf on my bike in mornings, surrounded by both the external & the internal beauty of Eretz Yisrael & Am Yisrael!

  • Lisa Berkelhammer

    San Francisco, CA , United States

    In early January of 2020, I learned about Siyyum HaShas and Daf Yomi via Tablet Magazine’s brief daily podcast about the Daf. I found it compelling and fascinating. Soon I discovered Hadran; since then I have learned the Daf daily with Rabbanit Michelle Cohen Farber. The Daf has permeated my every hour, and has transformed and magnified my place within the Jewish Universe.

  • ืžื•ืจื™ื” ืชืขืกืŸ ืžื™ื›ืืœื™

    ื’ื‘ืขืช ื”ืจืืœ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ


    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ืžืžืกื›ืช ื ื™ื“ื” ื›ื™ ื–ื” ื”ื™ื” ื—ื•ืžืจ ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืฉืœื™ ืื–. ืœืื—ืจ ื”ืกื™ื•ื ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื‘ื‘ื ื™ื™ื ื™ ื”ืื•ืžื” ื”ื—ืœื˜ืชื™ ืœื”ืžืฉื™ืš. ื•ื‘"ื” ืžืื– ืขื ื”ืคืกืงื•ืช ืงื˜ื ื•ืช ืฉืœ ืงื•ืจื•ื ื” ื•ืœื™ื“ื” ืื ื™ ืžืฉืชื“ืœืช ืœื”ืžืฉื™ืš ื•ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ื—ืœืง.

    ื–ื” ืžืฉืคื™ืข ืžืื•ื“ ืขืœ ื”ื™ื•ื ื™ื•ื ืฉืœื™ ื•ืขืœ ืืฃ ืฉืื ื™ ืขืกื•ืงื” ื‘ืœื™ืžื•ื“ื™ ื”ืœื›ื” ื•ืชื•ืจื” ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื, ื–ืืช ื”ืžืกื’ืจืช ื”ืงื‘ื•ืขื” ื•ื”ืžื—ื™ื™ื‘ืช ื‘ื™ื•ืชืจ ืฉื™ืฉ ืœื™.

  • ืจื‘ืงื” ื“ืจืฉืŸ

    ื‘ื™ืช ืฉืžืฉ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    . ืœื ืชืžื™ื“ ื ื”ื ื™ืชื™ ืžืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื’ืžืจื ื›ื™ืœื“ื”.,ื‘ืœ ื›ื”ืชื‘ื’ืจืชื™ ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืื”ื•ื‘ ืืช ื–ื” ืฉื•ื‘. ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืžืกื›ืช ืกื•ื˜ื” ื‘ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ืœืคื ื™ ื›ื—ืžืฉ ืขืฉืจื” ืฉื ื” ื•ืื– ื”ืคืกืงืชื™.ื”ื’ืขืชื™ ืœืกื™ื•ื ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœ ืฉืœ ื”ื“ืจืŸ ืœืคื ื™ ืฉื ืชื™ื™ื ื•ื–ื” ื ืชืŸ ืœื™ ื”ืฉืจืื”. ื•ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืœืžืฉืš ื›ืžื” ื™ืžื™ื ื•ืื– ื”ื™ืชื” ืœื™ ืคืจื™ืฆืช ื“ื™ืกืง ื•ื”ืคืกืงืชื™…ืขื“ ืืœื•ืœ ื”ืฉื ื”. ืื– ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืขื ืžืกื›ืช ื‘ื™ืฆื” ื•ื‘”ื” ืื ื™ ืžืฆืœื™ื—ื” ืœืขืžื•ื“ ื‘ืงืฆื‘. ื”ืžืฉืคื—ื” ืžืื•ื“ ืชื•ืžื›ืช ื‘ื™ ื•ื™ืฉ ื›ืžื” ืฉื’ื ืœื•ืžื“ื™ื ืืช ื–ื” ื‘ืžืงื‘ื™ืœ. ืื ื™ ืื•ื”ื‘ืช ืฉื™ืฉ ืขื•ื’ืŸ ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื.

  • ืื™ืœื ื™ืช ื•ื•ื™ื™ืœ

    ืงื™ื‘ื•ืฅ ืžื’ื“ืœ ืขื•ื–, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    "ืจื‘ื•ื ื• ืฉืœ ืขื•ืœื ื”ื•ื“ืข ืฉื™ืฉ ืœืš ืื”ื•ื‘ื™ื ื‘ืขื•ืœืžืš"

    ืชืขื ื™ืช ื›' ืข"ื

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ืงื•ื“ื. ื–ื›ื™ืชื™ ืœืกื™ื™ื ืื•ืชื• ื‘ืžืขืžื“ ื”ืžืจื’ืฉ ืฉืœ ื”ื“ืจืŸ. ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ืจืืฉื•ืŸ ืœื™ื•ื•ื” ืื•ืชื™ ื”ืกืคืง, ืฉืื•ืœื™ ืœื ืืฆืœื™ื— ืœืขืžื•ื“ ื‘ืงืฆื‘ ื•ืœื”ืชืžื™ื“. ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ืฉื ื™ ืื ื™ ืœื•ืžื“ืช ื‘ืจื•ื’ืข, ืžืชื•ืš ืืžื•ื ื” ื‘ื™ื›ื•ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื•ืœืกื™ื™ื. ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ืจืืฉื•ืŸ ืœื™ื•ื•ืชื” ืื•ืชื™ ื—ื•ื•ื™ื” ืžืกื•ื™ื™ืžืช ืฉืœ ื‘ื“ื™ื“ื•ืช. ื”ื“ืจืŸ ื”ืขื ื™ืงื” ืœื™ ืงื”ื™ืœืช ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื•ืื—ื•ื•ืช ื ืฉื™ื. ื”ื—ื•ื•ื™ื” ืฉืœ ืกื™ื•ื ื”ืฉ”ืก ื‘ืžืขืžื“ ื›ื” ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื›ืฉื ืฉื™ื ืฉืื™ื ืŸ ืžื›ื™ืจื•ืช ืื•ืชื™, ืฉืžื—ื•ืช ื•ืžืชืจื’ืฉื•ืช ืขื‘ื•ืจื™ , ื”ื™ืชื” ื—ื•ื•ื™ื” ืžืจื•ืžืžืช ื ืคืฉ

  • Caroline Ben-Ari

    Karmiel, Israel

    I never thought Iโ€™d be able to do Daf Yomi till I saw the video of Hadranโ€™s Siyum HaShas. Now, 2 years later, Iโ€™m about to participate in Siyum Seder Moโ€™ed with my Hadran community. It has been an incredible privilege to learn with Rabbanit Michelle and to get to know so many caring, talented and knowledgeable women. I look forward with great anticipation and excitement to learning Seder Nashim.

  • Anne Mirsky

    Maale Adumim, Israel

    I started learning Gemara at the Yeshivah of Flatbush. And I resumed ‘ื‘ืจื•ืš ื” decades later with Rabbanit Michele at Hadran. I started from Brachot and have had an exciting, rewarding experience throughout seder Moed!

  • Lorri Lewis

    Palo Alto, CA , United States

    My first Talmud class experience was a weekly group in 1971 studying Taanit. In 2007 I resumed Talmud study with a weekly group I continue learning with. January 2020, I was inspired to try learning Daf Yomi. A friend introduced me to Daf Yomi for Women and Rabbanit Michelle Farber, I have kept with this program and look forward, G- willing, to complete the entire Shas with Hadran.

  • ืจื•ื™ืช ืงืœืš

    ืžื•ื“ื™ืขื™ืŸ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื•ืื ืืฉื” ื—ืฉื•ื‘ื” ื”ื™ื ืฆืจื™ื›ื” ื”ืกื™ื‘ื” (ืคืกื—ื™ื ืงื— ื)


    ื‘ืื™ืจื•ืข ืฉืœ ื”ื“ืจืŸ ื‘ื ื™ื™ื ื™ ื”ืื•ืžื”. ื‘ื”ืฉืจืืชื” ืฉืœ ืืžื™ ืฉืœื™ ืฉืกื™ื™ืžื” ืืช ื”ืฉ”ืก ื‘ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ืงื•ื“ื ื•ื‘ืขื™ื“ื•ื“ ืžืื™ืจ , ืื™ืฉื™, ื•ื™ืœื“ื™ื™ ื•ื—ื‘ืจื•ืชื™ื™ ืœืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื‘ืžื›ื•ืŸ ืœืžื ื”ื™ื’ื•ืช ื”ืœื›ืชื™ืช ืฉืœ ืจืฉืช ืื•ืจ ืชื•ืจื” ืกื˜ื•ืŸ ื•ืžื•ืจืชื™ื™ ื”ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืขื ืช ื ื•ื‘ื•ืกืœืกืงื™ ื•ื”ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ื“ื‘ื•ืจื” ืขื‘ืจื•ืŸ, ืจืืฉ ื”ืžื›ื•ืŸ ืœืžื ื”ื™ื’ื•ืช ื”ืœื›ืชื™ืช.
    ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืžืขืฉื™ืจ ืืช ื™ื•ืžื™, ืžื—ื–ื™ืจ ืื•ืชื™ ื’ื ืœืžืกื›ืชื•ืช ืฉื›ื‘ืจ ืกื™ื™ืžืชื™ ื•ื™ื“ื•ืข ืฉืื™ื ื• ื“ื•ืžื” ืžื™ ืฉืฉื•ื ื” ืคืจืงื• ืžืื” ืœืฉื•ื ื” ืคืจืงื• ืžืื” ื•ืื—ืช ื‘ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ ืžืจืชืงื™ื ืื•ืชื™ ื”ื—ื™ื‘ื•ืจื™ื ื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืžืกื›ืชื•ืช

  • Tina Lamm

    Jerusalem, Israel

    My family recently made Aliyah, because we believe the next chapter in the story of the Jewish people is being written here, and we want to be a part of it. Daf Yomi, on the other hand, connects me BACK, to those who wrote earlier chapters thousands of years ago. So, I feel like Iโ€™m living in the middle of this epic story. Iโ€™m learning how it all began, and looking ahead to see where it goes!

  • ืœื™ืืช ืกื™ื˜ืจื•ืŸ

    ืืคืจืช, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    "ืืžืจื™ ื‘ืžืขืจื‘ื โ€“ ืžืœื” ื‘ืกืœืข ืžืฉืชื•ืงื ื‘ืชืจื™ืŸ"

    ืžื’ื™ืœื” ื™ื— ื

    ืฉืžืขืชื™ ืขืœ ื”ืกื™ื•ื ื”ืขื ืง ืฉืœ ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ืข”ื™ ื ืฉื™ื ื‘ื‘ื ื™ื™ื ื™ ื”ืื•ืžื”. ืจืฆื™ืชื™ ื’ื.
    ื”ื—ืœื˜ืชื™ ืœื”ืฆื˜ืจืฃ. ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ื•ืฉื™ื›ื ืขืชื™ ืืช ื‘ืขืœื™ ื•ืขื•ื“ ืฉืชื™ ื—ื‘ืจื•ืช ืœื”ืฆื˜ืจืฃ. ืขื›ืฉื™ื• ื™ืฉ ืœื™ ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืžืฉื•ืชืฃ ืื™ืชื• ื‘ืฉื‘ืช ื•ืžืคื’ืฉ ื—ื•ื“ืฉื™ ืื™ืชืŸ ื‘ื ื•ืฉื (ื•ื”ืชื›ืชื‘ื•ื™ื•ืช ืชื“ื™ืจื•ืช ืขืœ ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ื™ื ืฉืงืจืื ื•). ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคื ื• ืœืงื‘ื•ืฆื•ืช ืฉื•ื ื•ืช ื‘ื•ื•ื˜ืกืืค. ืื ื—ื ื• ืžืžืฉ ื ื”ื ื•ืช. ืื ื™ ืฉื•ืžืขืช ืืช ื”ืฉื™ืขื•ืจ ืžื™ื“ื™ ื™ื•ื (ื‘ื“”ื› ืžื”ืจื‘ ื™ื•ื ื™ ื’ื•ื˜ืžืŸ) ื•ืงื•ืจืืช ื•ืžืฆื˜ืจืคืช ืœืกื™ื•ืžื™ื ืฉืœ ื”ื“ืจืŸ. ื’ื ืžืงืคื™ื“ื” ืขืœ ื“ืฃ ืžืฉืœื”ืŸ (ื•ื ื”ื ื™ืช ืžืื“).

  • ืืœื™ืจื– ื‘ืœืื•

    ืžืขืœื” ืžื›ืžืฉ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืืช ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ืžืขื˜ ืื—ืจื™ ืฉื‘ื ื™ ื”ืงื˜ืŸ ื ื•ืœื“. ื‘ื”ืชื—ืœื” ื‘ืฉืžื™ืขื” ื•ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื‘ืืžืฆืขื•ืช ื”ืฉื™ืขื•ืจ ืฉืœ ื”ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืฉืคืจื‘ืจ. ื•ื‘ื”ืžืฉืš ื”ืขื–ืชื™ ื•ืงื ื™ืชื™ ืœืขืฆืžื™ ื’ืžืจื. ืžืื– ืžืžืฉื™ื›ื” ื™ื•ื ื™ื•ื ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืขืฆืžืื™ืช, ื•ืœืคืขืžื™ื ื‘ืขื–ืจืช ื”ืฉื™ืขื•ืจ ืฉืœ ื”ืจื‘ื ื™ืช, ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื. ื›ืœ ืกื™ื•ื ืฉืœ ืžืกื›ืช ืžื‘ื™ื ืœืื•ืฉืจ ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื•ืกื™ืคื•ืง. ื”ื™ืœื“ื™ื ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ื ื”ื™ื• ื—ืœืง ืžื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“, ืื ื™ ืžืฉืชืคืช ื‘ืกื•ื’ื™ื•ืช ืžืขื ื™ื™ื ื•ืช ื•ื ื”ื ื™ืช ืœืฉืžื•ืข ืืช ื“ืขืชื.

  • Ruth Leah Kahan

    Ra'anana, Israel

    ืืช ื”ื›ื‘ืฉ ื”ืื—ื“ ืชืขืฉื” ื‘ื‘ื•ืงืจ ื•ืืช ื”ื›ื‘ืฉ ื”ืฉื ื™ ืชืขืฉื” ื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืขืจื‘ื™ื ื–ื” ื›ืœืœ ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื‘ืชื•ืจื”


    When we heard that R. Michelle was starting daf yomi, my 11-year-old suggested that I go. Little did she know that she would lose me every morning from then on. I remember standing at the Farbersโ€™ door, almost too shy to enter. After that first class, I said that I would come the next day but couldnโ€™t commit to more. A decade later, I still look forward to learning from R. Michelle every morning.

  • Elisheva Brauner

    Jerusalem, Israel

    ื“ึผึทืขึฒืœึธืšึฐ ืกึฐื ึตื™ ืœึฐื—ึทื‘ึฐืจึธืšึฐ ืœึธื ืชึผึทืขึฒื‘ึตื™ื“ โ€” ื–ื•ึน ื”ึดื™ื ื›ึผื‡ืœ ื”ึทืชึผื•ึนืจึธื” ื›ึผื•ึผืœึผึธื”ึผ, ื•ึฐืึดื™ื“ึผึทืšึฐ ืคึผึตื™ืจื•ึผืฉืึทื”ึผ ื”ื•ึผื, ื–ึดื™ืœ ื’ึผึฐืžื•ึนืจ What to you is hateful, do not do to your fellow: this is the entire Torah, and the rest is it's commentary- go study (translation mine).

    Shabbat 31a

    Years ago, I attended the local Siyum HaShas with my high school class. It was inspiring! Through that cycle and the next one, I studied masekhtot on my own and then did “daf yomi practice.” The amazing Hadran Siyum HaShas event firmed my resolve to “really do” Daf Yomi this time. It has become a family goal. We’ve supported each other through challenges, and now we’re at the Siyum of Seder Moed!

  • ืืจื™ืืœื” ื‘ื™ื’ืžืŸ

    ืžืขืœื” ื’ืœื‘ื•ืข, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื‘ึผึฐื›ื‡ืœ ื“ึผื•ึนืจ ื•ึธื“ื•ึนืจ ื—ึทื™ึผึธื™ื‘ ืึธื“ึธื ืœึดืจึฐืื•ึนืช ืึถืช ืขึทืฆึฐืžื•ึน ื›ึผึฐืึดื™ืœึผื•ึผ ื”ื•ึผื ื™ึธืฆึธื ืžึดืžึผึดืฆึฐืจึทื™ึดื, ืฉืึถื ึผึถืึฑืžึทืจ: ืดื•ึฐื”ึดื’ึผึทื“ึฐืชึผึธ ืœึฐื‘ึดื ึฐืšึธ ื‘ึผึทื™ึผื•ึนื ื”ึทื”ื•ึผื ืœึตืืžึนืจ ื‘ึผึทืขึฒื‘ื•ึผืจ ื–ึถื” ืขึธืฉื‚ึธื” ื”ืณ ืœึดื™ ื‘ึผึฐืฆึตืืชึดื™ ืžึดืžึผึดืฆึฐืจึธื™ึดืืด. ืคืกื—ื™ื ืงื˜ื– ื‘ ื”ื“ืจืš ื”ืžื“ื”ื™ืžื” ื‘ื ืžืœืžื“ื™ื ืื•ืชื ื• ื—ื–"ืœ ืื™ืš ืžืขื‘ื™ืจื™ื ืžืกื•ืจืช ืื™ืš ื”ื™ืฉืŸ ืžืชื—ื“ืฉ ื•ื”ื—ื“ืฉ ืžืชืงื“ืฉ ื•ื”ืฉืจืฉืจืช ืœื ืคื•ืกืงืช..


    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื’ืžืจื ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืกืคืจ ื‘ื’ื™ืœ ืฆืขื™ืจ ื•ื”ืชืื”ื‘ืชื™. ื”ืžืฉื›ืชื™ ื‘ื›ืš ื›ืœ ื—ื™ื™ ื•ืืฃ ื”ื™ื™ื™ืชื™ ืžื•ืจื” ืœื’ืžืจื ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืกืคืจ ืฉืงื“ ื‘ืฉื“ื” ืืœื™ื”ื• (ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืกืคืจ ื‘ื• ืœืžื“ืชื™ ื‘ื™ืœื“ื•ืชื™)ื‘ืชื—ื™ืœืช ืžื—ื–ื•ืจ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ื”ื ื•ื›ื—ื™ ื”ื—ืœื˜ืชื™ ืœื”ืฆื˜ืจืฃ ื•ื‘ืข”ื” ืžืงื•ื•ื” ืœื”ืชืžื™ื“ ื•ืœื”ืžืฉื™ืš. ืื ื™ ืื•ื”ื‘ืช ืืช ื”ืžืคื’ืฉ ืขื ื”ื“ืฃ ืืช “ื“ืจื™ืฉื•ืช ื”ืฉืœื•ื ” ืฉืžืงื‘ืœืช ืžืงืฉืจื™ื ืขื ื“ืคื™ื ืื—ืจื™ื ืฉืœืžื“ืชื™ ืืช ื”ืกื ื›ืจื•ืŸ ืฉืžืชื—ื•ืœืœ ื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืชื›ื ื™ื.

  • Elana Storch

    Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    I learned Talmud as a student in Yeshivat Ramaz and felt at the time that Talmud wasnโ€™t for me.
    After reading Ilana Kurshanโ€™s book I was intrigued and after watching the great siyum in Yerushalayim it ignited the spark to begin this journey. It has been a transformative life experience for me as a wife, mother, Savta and member of Klal Yisrael.

  • Deb Engel

    Los Angeles, United States

    Just as my ancestors planted for me, I too am planting for my descendants.

    Taanit 23A

    I start learning Daf Yomi in January 2020. The daily learning with Rabbanit Michelle has kept me grounded in this very uncertain time. Despite everything going on – the Pandemic, my personal life, climate change, war, etc… I know I can count on Hadran's podcast to bring a smile to my face.

  • Adina Hagege

    Zichron Yaakov, Israel

    ื ึตืจ ืงึฐืจื•ึผื™ึธื” ืดื ึตืจืด, ื•ึฐื ึดืฉืึฐืžึธืชื•ึน ืฉืึถืœ ืึธื“ึธื ืงึฐืจื•ึผื™ึธื” ืดื ึตืจืด. ืžื•ึผื˜ึธื‘ ืชึผึดื›ึฐื‘ึผึถื” ื ึตืจ ืฉืึถืœ ื‘ึผึธืฉื‚ึธืจ ื•ึธื“ึธื ืžึดืคึผึฐื ึตื™ ื ึตืจื•ึน ืฉืึถืœ ื”ึทืงึผึธื“ื•ึนืฉื ื‘ึผึธืจื•ึผืšึฐ ื”ื•ึผื. A lamp is called ner and a personโ€™s soul is also called ner, as it is written: โ€œThe spirit of man is the lamp [ner] of the Lordโ€ (Proverbs 20:27). It is preferable that the lamp of a being of flesh and blood, an actual lamp, will be extinguished in favor of the lamp of the Holy One, Blessed be He, a personโ€™s soul. Therefore, one is permitted to extinguish a flame for the sake of a sick person.

    Shabbat 30b

    I was exposed to Talmud in high school, but I was truly inspired after my daughter and I decided to attend the Women’s Siyum Shas in 2020. We knew that this was a historic moment. We were blown away, overcome with emotion at the euphoria of the revolution. Right then, I knew I would continue. My commitment deepened with the every-morning Virtual Beit Midrash on Zoom with R. Michelle.

  • Meryll Page

    Minneapolis, MN, United States

    While vacationing in San Diego, Rabbi Leah Herz asked if I’d be interested in being in hevruta with her to learn Daf Yomi through Hadran. Why not? I had loved learning Gemara in college in 1971 but hadn’t returned. With the onset of covid, Daf Yomi and Rabbanit Michelle centered me each day. Thank-you for helping me grow and enter this amazing world of learning.

  • Deborah Hoffman-Wade

    Richmond, CA , United States

    At almost 70 I am just beginning my journey with Talmud and Hadran. I began not late, but right when I was called to learn. It is never too late to begin! The understanding patience of staff and participants with more experience and knowledge has been fabulous. The joy of learning never stops and for me. It is a new life, a new light, a new depth of love of The Holy One, Blessed be He.

  • Dora Chana Haar

    Oceanside NY, United States

    oy leadam shepaga bo arvad, veoy lo learvad shepaga bo rabbi chanina ben dosa.

    Berakhot 33a

    I started learning Daf Yomi to fill what I saw as a large gap in my Jewish education. I also hope to inspire my three daughters to ensure that they do not allow the same Talmud-sized gap to form in their own educations. I am so proud to be a part of the Hadran community, and I have loved learning so many of the stories and halachot that we have seen so far. I look forward to continuing!

  • ืจื ื ื” ื”ืœืžืŸ

    ืขืชื ื™ืืœ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืืžื ืฉืœื™ ืœืžื“ื” ืื™ืชื™ ืฉ”ืก ืžืฉื ื”, ื•ื”ืชื—ื™ืœื” ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™. ืื ื™ ื”ื—ืœื˜ืชื™ ืฉืื ื™ ืจื•ืฆื” ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื’ื. ื‘ื”ืชื—ืœื” ืœืžื“ืชื™ ืื™ืชื”, ืื—”ื› ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคืชื™ ืœืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ืฉื”ืจื‘ ื“ื ื™ ื•ื™ื ื˜ ืžืขื‘ื™ืจ ืœื ื•ืขืจ ื‘ื ื™ื ื‘ืขืชื ื™ืืœ. ื‘ืžืกื›ืช ืขื™ืจื•ื‘ื™ืŸ ืขื•ื“ ื—ื‘ืจื” ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคื” ืืœื™ ื•ื›ืฉื”ืชื—ืœื ื• ืคืกื—ื™ื ื”ืจื‘ ื“ื ื™ ืคืชื— ืœื ื• ืฉืขื•ืจ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ืœื‘ื ื•ืช. ืžืื– ืื ื—ื ื• ืœื•ืžื“ื•ืช ืื™ืชื• ืงื‘ื•ืข ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื ืืช ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ (ื•ื‘ืฉื‘ืช ืื‘ื ืฉืœื™ ืžื—ืœื™ืฃ ืื•ืชื•). ืื ื™ ื ื”ื ื™ืช ืžื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“, ื”ื•ื ืžืืชื’ืจ ื•ืžืขื ื™ื™ืŸ

  • ืฉืจื” ืื‘ืจ

    ื ืชื ื™ื”, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืžื™ืฉืœ ื”ืฆื™ืชื” ืืฉ ื”ืชืœืžื•ื“ ื‘ืœื‘ื‘ื•ืช ื‘ื‘ื™ื ื™ื ื™ ื”ืื•ืžื” ื•ืื ื™ ื ื“ืœืงืชื™. ื”ื™ื ืคืชื—ื” ืคืชื— ื•ืชืžื›ื” ื‘ืžืชื—ื™ืœื•ืช ื›ืžื•ื ื™ ื•ืืคืฉืจื” ืœื ื• ืœื”ืชืงื“ื ื‘ืฆืขื“ื™ื ื ื›ื•ื ื™ื ื•ื˜ื•ื‘ื™ื. ื”ืงื™ืžื” ืžืขืจืš ืฉืœื ืฉืžืกื•ื‘ื‘ ืืช ื”ืœื•ืžื“ื•ืช ื‘ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ืชื•ืžื›ืช ื•ื›ืš ื ื›ื ืกืชื™ ืœืžืกืœื•ืœ ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืžืขืฉื™ืจ ืฉืื™ืŸ ื›ืžื•ื”. ื”ื“ืจืŸ ื™ืฆืจ ืงื”ื™ืœื” ื’ื“ื•ืœื” ื•ื—ื–ืงื” ืฉืžืืคืฉืจืช ื”ืชืงื“ืžื•ืช ืžื›ืœ ื ืงื•ื“ืช ืžื•ืฆื. ื™ืฉ ื“ื™ื‘ื•ืง ืœื•ืžื“ื•ืช ืฉืžื—ื–ืง ืืช ื”ื”ืชืžื“ื” ืฉืœ ื›ื•ืœื ื•. ื›ืœ ืคื ื™ื” ื•ืฉืืœื” ื ืขื ื™ืช ื‘ื–ืจื™ื–ื•ืช ื•ื™ืกื•ื“ื™ื•ืช. ืชื•ื“ื” ื’ื ืœืžื’ื™ ืขืœ ื›ืœ ื”ืขื–ืจื”.

  • ืขื“ื ื” ื’ืจื•ืก

    ืžืจื›ื– ืฉืคื™ืจื, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืืžืจ ืœื• ืชื•ืจื” ื”ื™ื ื•ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืื ื™ ืฆืจื™ืš...

    ื‘ืจื›ื•ืช ืกื‘

    ื”ื™ื™ืชื™ ืœืคื ื™ ืฉื ืชื™ื™ื ื‘ืกื™ื•ื ื”ื“ืจืŸ ื ืฉื™ื ื‘ื‘ื ื™ื™ื ื™ ื”ืื•ืžื” ื•ื”ื—ืœื˜ืชื™ ืœื”ืชื—ื™ืœ. ืืคื™ืœื• ืจืง ื›ืžื” ื“ืคื™ื, ืื•ืœื™ ืจืง ืคืจืง, ืื•ืœื™ ืจืง ืžืกื›ืช… ื‘ื™ื ืชื™ื™ื ืกื™ื™ืžืชื™ ืจื‘ืข ืฉืก ื•ืชื›ืฃ ืืช ื›ืœ ืกื“ืจ ืžื•ืขื“ ื‘ื”.
    ื”ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ืชื•ืžื›ืช ื•ืžืคืจื’ื ืช. ืื ื™ ื‘ืช ื™ื—ื™ื“ื” ืขื ืืจื‘ืขื” ืื—ื™ื ืฉื›ื•ืœื ืœื•ืžื“ื™ื ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™. ืžื“ื™ ืคืขื ืื ื—ื ื• ืขื•ืฉื™ื ืกื™ื•ืžื™ื ื™ื—ื“ ื‘ืื™ืจื•ืขื™ื ืžืฉืคื—ืชื™ื™ื. ืžืžืฉ ืžืจื’ืฉ. ืžืกื›ืช ืฉื‘ืช ืกื™ื™ืžื ื• ื›ื•ืœื ื• ื™ื—ื“ ืขื ืื‘ื ืฉืœื ื•!
    ืื ื™ ืฉื•ืžืขืช ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื ืคื•ื“ืงืืกื˜ ื‘ื”ืœื™ื›ื” ืื• ื‘ื ืกื™ืขื” ื•ืื—ื› ืœื•ืžื“ืช ืืช ื”ื’ืžืจื.

  • Nickie Matthews

    Blacksburg, United States

    About a year into learning more about Judaism on a path to potential conversion, I saw an article about the upcoming Siyum HaShas in January of 2020. My curiosity was piqued and I immediately started investigating what learning the Daf actually meant. Daily learning? Just what I wanted. Seven and a half years? I love a challenge! So I dove in head first and I’ve enjoyed every moment!!

  • ืฉื‘ื•ืช ื‘ืจืืœื™

    ืขืชื ื™ืืœ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    "ืขืฉืจื” ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ื ื‘ืจืื• ื‘ื™ื•ื ืจืืฉื•ืŸ ื•ืืœื• ื”ืŸ ืฉืžื™ื ื•ืืจืฅ ืชื”ื• ื•ื‘ื”ื• ืื•ืจ ื•ื—ืฉืš ืจื•ื— ื•ืžื™ื ืžื“ืช ื™ื•ื ื•ืžื“ืช ืœื™ืœื”"

    ื—ื’ื™ื’ื” ื™ื‘

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ื‘ืืžืฆืข ืชืงื•ืคืช ื”ืงื•ืจื•ื ื”, ืฉืื‘ื ืฉืœื™ ืกื™ืคืจ ืœื™ ืขืœ ืงื‘ื•ืฆื” ืฉืœ ื‘ื ื•ืช ืฉืชื™ืคืชื— ื‘ื™ื™ืฉื•ื‘ ืฉืœื ื• ื•ืชืœืžื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื. ื”ืจื‘ื” ื–ืžืŸ ืจืฆื™ืชื™ ืœื”ืฆื˜ืจืฃ ืœื–ื” ื•ื–ืืช ื”ื™ื™ืชื” ื”ื”ื–ื“ืžื ื•ืช ื‘ืฉื‘ื™ืœื™. ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคืชื™ ื‘ืžืกื›ืช ืฉืงืœื™ื ื•ื‘ืืžืฆืข ื”ื™ื™ืชื” ื”ืคืกืงื” ืงืฆืจื”. ื›ื™ื•ื ืื ื™ ื›ื‘ืจ ืœื•ืžื“ืช ื‘ืื•ืœืคื ื” ื•ืœื•ืžื“ืช ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ืœื‘ื“ ืžืชื•ืš ื’ืžืจื ืฉืœ ื˜ื™ื™ื ื–ืœืฅ.

  • ืžืจื™ื ื•ื ื’ืจื•ื‘ืจ

    ืืคืจืช, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื‘ืขื™ื“ื•ื“ ืฉืชื™ ื—ื‘ืจื•ืช ืืชืŸ ืœืžื“ืชื™ ื‘ืขื‘ืจ ืืช ื”ืคืจืง ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ื‘ืžืกื’ืจืช 929.
    ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ืžืชืœื”ื‘ื™ื ืžืื•ื“ ื•ื‘ืฉื‘ืช ืื ื™ ืœื•ืžื“ืช ืืช ื”ื“ืฃ ืขื ื‘ืขืœื™ ืฉื–ื” ืžืคืชื™ืข ื•ืžืฉืžื— ืžืื•ื“! ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื•ื ื—ืœืง ื‘ืœืชื™ ื ืคืจื“ ืžื”ื™ื•ื ืฉืœื™. ืœื•ืžื“ืช ื‘ืฆื”ืจื™ื™ื ื•ืžื—ื›ื” ืœื–ืžืŸ ื”ื–ื” ืžื™ื“ื™ ื™ื•ื…

  • ืขื“ืŸ ื™ืฉื•ืจื•ืŸ

    ืžื–ื›ืจืช ื‘ืชื™ื”, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืชึธึผื ื•ึผ ืจึทื‘ึธึผื ึทืŸ, ืฉึฐืืœึนืฉึธืื” ื”ึทืงึธึผื“ื•ึนืฉื ื‘ึธึผืจื•ึผืšึฐ ื”ื•ึผื ื‘ึผื•ึนื›ึถื” ืขึฒืœึตื™ื”ึถืŸ ื‘ึฐึผื›ื‡ืœ ื™ื•ึนื: ืขึทืœ ืฉึถืืึถืคึฐืฉึธืืจ ืœึทืขึฒืกื•ึนืง ื‘ึทึผืชึผื•ึนืจึธื” ื•ึฐืึตื™ื ื•ึน ืขื•ึนืกึตืง, ื•ึฐืขึทืœ ืฉึถืืึดื™ ืึถืคึฐืฉึธืืจ ืœึทืขึฒืกื•ึนืง ื‘ึฐึผืชื•ึนืจึธื” ื•ึฐืขื•ึนืกึตืง, ื•ึฐืขึทืœ ืคึทึผืจึฐื ึธืก ื”ึทืžึดึผืชึฐื’ึธึผืึถื” ืขึทืœ ื”ึทืฆึดึผื‘ึผื•ึผืจ. ืื ื—ื ื• ืžื›ื™ืจื•ืช ืืช ื”ืขื ื™ื™ืŸ ืฉืœื ืœื‘ื˜ืœ ืชื•ืจื”, ืืช ื”ืจืฆื•ืŸ ืœืžืœื ืืช ื”ื–ืžืŸ, ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื›ืœ ืื™ืžืช ืฉืืคืฉืจ. ืื‘ืœ ืื ื—ื ื• ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ื ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื’ื ืžืชื™ ืื™ ืืคืฉืจ, ืขื ื›ืœ ื”ืฆืขืจ ืฉื‘ื“ื‘ืจ. ื›ื“ื™ ืœืฉืžื•ืจ ืขืœ ื”ืชื•ืจื” ืจืœื•ื•ื ื˜ื™ืช, ืชื•ืจืช ื—ื™ื™ื, ื•ืœื ื›ื–ื• ืฉืœื•ืงื—ืช ืžืื™ืชื ื• ืืช ื›ื•ื—ื•ืช ื”ื—ื™ื™ื, ืื• ื‘ืื” ืขืœ ื’ื‘ื™ ื”ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ืฉืœื•ืงื—ื™ื ืžืื™ืชื ื• ืืช ื”ื›ื•ื— ืœื—ื™ื•ืช ืชื•ืจืช ื—ื™ื™ื.

    ื—ื’ื™ื’ื” ื” ืขื‘

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ื‘ืชื—ื™ืœืช ืžืกื›ืช ื‘ืจื›ื•ืช, ืขื•ื“ ืœื ื™ื“ืขืชื™ ื›ืœื•ื. ื ื—ืฉืคืชื™ ืœืกื™ื•ื ื”ืฉืดืก, ื•ื‘ืขืฆื ืœื”ืชื—ืœื” ืžื—ื“ืฉ ื‘ืชืงืฉื•ืจืช, ื”ืคืชื™ืข ืื•ืชื™ ืœื˜ื•ื‘ื” ืฉื”ื™ื” ืžืงื•ื ืœืขื™ืกื•ืง ื‘ืชื•ืจื”.
    ืืช ื”ืžืกื›ืชื•ืช ื”ืจืืฉื•ื ื•ืช ืœืžื“ืชื™, ืื‘ืœ ืœื ืกื™ื™ืžืชื™ (ื—ื•ืฅ ืžืขื™ืจื•ื‘ื™ืŸ ืื™ื›ืฉื”ื•). ื”ืฉื ื” ื›ืฉื”ื’ืขืชื™ ืœืžื“ืจืฉื”, ื ื›ื ืกืชื™ ืœืœื•ืค, ื•ืื ื™ ืžืฆืœื™ื—ื” ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ื—ืœืง, ืกื™ื™ืžืชื™ ืขื ื”ื—ื‘ืจื•ืชื ืฉืœื™ ืืช ื›ืœ ื”ืžืกื›ืชื•ืช ื”ืงืฆืจื•ืช, ื’ื ื›ืฉื”ื™ื™ื ื• ื—ื•ืœื•ืช ืงื•ืจื•ื ื” ื•ื‘ื‘ื™ื“ื•ื“ื™ื, ืœืžื“ื ื• ืœื‘ื“, ื”ืขื™ืงืจ ืœื ืœืฆื‘ื•ืจ ืคืขืจ, ื•ืžื—ื›ื•ืช ืœื™ื‘ืžื•ืช ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wendy Dickstein

    Jerusalem , Israel

    ื•ื™ืจื“ื” ืืฉ ืžืŸ ื”ืฉืžื™ื ื•ืกื™ื‘ื‘ื” ื›ืœ ื”ืื™ืœื ื•ืช ืฉื‘ืฉื“ื”, ืคืชื—ื• ื›ื•ืœืŸ ื•ืืžืจื• ืฉื™ืจื” And fire descended from heaven and encircled all the trees in the field, and all began reciting song.

    Chagigah 14b

    When the new cycle began, I thought, If not now, when? Iโ€™d just turned 72. I feel like a tourist on a tour bus passing astonishing scenery each day. Rabbanit Michelle is my beloved tour guide. When the cycle ends, Iโ€™ll be 80. I pray that Iโ€™ll have strength and mind to continue the journey to glimpse a little more. My grandchildren think having a daf-learning savta is cool!

  • ืจื—ืœ ื’ื•ืœื“ืฉื˜ื™ื™ืŸ

    ืขืชื ื™ืืœ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ


    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ืฉื”ืชื—ื™ืœื• ืžืกื›ืช ื›ืชื•ื‘ื•ืช, ืœืคื ื™ 7 ืฉื ื™ื, ื‘ืžืกื’ืจืช ืงื‘ื•ืฆืช ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืฉื”ืชืคืจืงื” ื“ื™ ืžื”ืจ, ื•ืžืฉื ื”ืžืฉื›ืชื™ ืœื‘ื“ ื‘ืชืžื™ื›ืช ื”ืื™ืฉ ืฉืœื™. ื ืขื–ืจืชื™ ื‘ื’ืžืจืช ืฉื˜ื™ื™ื ื–ืœืฅ ื•ื‘ืฉื™ืขื•ืจื™ื ืžื•ืงืœื˜ื™ื.
    ื”ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ืžืื“ ืชื•ืžื›ืช ื•ืื ื™ ืžืงื‘ืœืช ื”ืžื•ืŸ ืžื™ืœื™ื ื˜ื•ื‘ื•ืช ืœืื•ืจืš ื›ืœ ื”ื“ืจืš. ืžืื– ื”ืกื™ื•ื ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื™ืฉ ืชื—ื•ืฉื” ืฉืื ื™ ื—ืœืง ืžื“ื‘ืจ ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื™ื•ืชืจ.
    ืื ื™ ืœื•ืžื“ืช ื‘ืฉื™ื˜ืช ื””7 ื“ืคื™ื ื‘ืฉื‘ื•ืข” ืฉืœ ื”ืจื‘ื ื™ืช ืชืจืฆื” ืงืœืžืŸ – ื›ืœื•ืžืจ, ืœื ื ื•ืจื ืื ืœื ื”ืฆืœื—ืช ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื, ื”ืขื™ืงืจ ืฉื’ืžืจืช ืืจื‘ืขื” ื“ืคื™ื ื‘ืฉื‘ื•ืข

  • Yael Merlini

    Berlin, Germany

    Megillah 31a:11

    I started with Ze Kollel in Berlin, directed by Jeremy Borowitz for Hillel Deutschland. We read Masechet Megillah chapter 4 and each participant wrote his commentary on a Sugia that particularly impressed him. I wrote six poems about different Sugiot!
    Fascinated by the discussions on Talmud I continued to learn with Rabanit Michelle Farber and am currently taking part in the Tikun Olam course.

  • ื ื•ืขื” ืฉื™ืœื”

    ืจื‘ื‘ื”, ื™ืฉืจืืœ


    ื‘ืชื—ื™ืœืช ื”ืกื‘ื‘ ื”ื ื•ื›ื—ื™ ื”ืฆื˜ื‘ืจื• ืืฆืœื™ ืชื—ื•ืฉื•ืช ืฉืื ื™ ืœื ืžื‘ื™ื ื” ืžืกืคื™ืง ืžื”ื™ ื”ื”ืœื›ื” ืื•ืชื” ืื ื™ ืžืงื™ื™ืžืช ื‘ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื. ื›ืžื• ื›ืŸ, ื›ืืžื ืœื‘ื ื•ืช ืจืฆื™ืชื™ ืœืชืช ืœื”ืŸ ืžื•ื“ืœ ื ืฉื™ ืฉืœ ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืชื•ืจื”
    ืฉืชื™ ื”ืกื™ื‘ื•ืช ื”ืืœื• ื”ื•ื‘ื™ืœื• ืื•ืชื™ ืœื”ืชื—ื™ืœ ืœืœืžื•ื“. ื ืชืงืœืชื™ ื‘ืชื’ื•ื‘ื•ืช ืžืคืจื’ื ื•ืช ื•ืกืงืจื ื™ื•ืช ืื™ืš ืื™ืฉื” ืœื•ืžื“ืช ื’ืžืจื..
    ื›ืžื• ืฉืจื•ืื™ื ื‘ืชืžื•ื ื” ืื ื™ ืžืžืฉื™ื›ื” ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื’ื ื”ื™ื•ื ื•ืืคื™ืœื• ื‘ืžื—ืœืงืช ื™ื•ืœื“ื•ืช ืื—ืจื™ ืœื™ื“ืช ื‘ื™ืชื™ ื”ืฉืœื™ืฉื™ืช.

  • Deborah Aschheim

    New York, United States

    I got my Daily Daf Shiur and Hadran through the NY Times.


    “I got my job through the NY Times” was an ad campaign when I was growing up. I can headline “I got my daily Daf shiur and Hadran through the NY Times”. I read the January 4, 2020 feature on Reb. Michelle Farber and Hadran and I have been participating ever since. Thanks NY Times & Hadran!

  • ืืœื ื” ืืจื ื‘ื•ืจื’

    ื ืฉืจ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ื›ืืฉืจ ืงื™ื‘ืœืชื™ ื‘ืžื™ื™ืœ ืžืžื›ื•ืŸ ืฉื˜ื™ื™ื ื–ืœืฅ ืืช ื”ื“ืคื™ื ื”ืจืืฉื•ื ื™ื ืฉืœ ืžืกื›ืช ื‘ืจื›ื•ืช ื‘ืžื™ื™ืœ. ืงื•ื“ื ืœื ื™ื“ืขืชื™ ืื™ืš ืœืงืจื•ื ืื•ืชื ืขื“ ืฉื ืชืชื™ ืœื”ื ืœื”ื“ืจื™ืš ืื•ืชื™. ื”ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ืฉืœื™ ืœื ืžื•ื“ืขืช ืœืขื ื™ื™ืŸ ื›ื™ ืื ื™ ืœื ืžื“ื‘ืจืช ืขืœ ื›ืš ื‘ืคื•ืžื‘ื™. ืœืžื“ืชื™ ืžื”ื“ืคื™ื ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ื—ื“ืฉื™ื, ื›ืžื• ื”ืงืฉืจ ื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืžื‘ื ื” ืฉืœ ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืžืงื“ืฉ ื•ื”ืžืฉื›ืŸ ืœื’ื•ืคื• ืฉืœ ื”ืื“ื (ื™ื•ืžื ืžื”, ืข”ื) ื•ื”ืงืฉืจ ืฉืœื• ืœืžืฉืคื˜ ืžืคื•ืจืกื ืฉืžื•ืคื™ืข ื‘ืกืคืจ ื”ื”ื™ื ื“ื™ “ื‘ื”ื’ื•ื“-ื’ื™ืชื”. ืžืชื‘ืจืจ ืฉื–ื” ืจืขื™ื•ืŸ ื›ืœืœ ืขื•ืœืžื™ ื•ืœื ืจืง ื™ื”ื•ื“ื™

  • ื’ืื™ื” ื“ื™ื‘ื•

    ืžืฆืคื” ื™ืจื™ื—ื•, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื‘ื ื™, ืคืชื— ืคื™ืš ื•ื™ืื™ืจื• ื“ื‘ืจื™ืš, ืฉืื™ืŸ ื“ื‘ืจื™ ืชื•ืจื” ืžืงื‘ืœื™ืŸ ื˜ื•ืžืื”

    ื‘ืจื›ื•ืช ื“ืฃ ื›''ื‘ ืข''ื

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื“ืฃ ื™ื•ืžื™ ืื—ืจื™ ืฉื—ื–ืจืชื™ ื‘ืชืฉื•ื‘ื” ื•ืœืžื“ืชื™ ื‘ืžื“ืจืฉื” ื‘ืžื’ื“ืœ ืขื•ื–. ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื˜ื•ื‘ ื•ืžืกืคืง ื—ื•ืžืจ ืœืžื—ืฉื‘ื” ืขืœ ื ื•ืฉืื™ื ื”ืœื›ืชื™ื™ื ''ืงื˜ื ื™ื'' ื•ืขื“ ืœืขืจื›ื™ื ื’ื“ื•ืœื™ื ื‘ื™ื”ื“ื•ืช. ื—ืฉื•ื‘ ืœื™ ืœื”ื›ื™ืจ ืืช ื”ื’ืžืจื ืœืขื•ืžืง. ื•ื”ืฆืขื“ ื”ืงื˜ืŸ ื”ื™ื•ื ื”ื•ื ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืื•ืชื” ื‘ื‘ืงื™ืื•ืช, ื‘ืขื–ืจืช ื”ืฉื, ื•ืžื™ ื™ื•ื“ืข ืื•ืœื™ ื’ื ืื’ื™ืข ืœืขื™ื•ืŸ ื‘ื ื•ืฉืื™ื ืžืขื ื™ื™ื ื™ื. ื ื•ืฉืื™ื ื‘ื’ืžืจื ืžืชื—ื‘ืจื™ื ืœื—ื’ื™ื, ืœืชืคื™ืœื”, ืœื™ื—ืกื™ื ืฉื‘ื™ืŸ ืื“ื ืœื—ื‘ืจื• ื•ืœืžืงื•ื ื•ืœืฉืืจ ื”ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ืฉืžืœื•ื•ื™ื ื‘ืื•ืจื— ื—ื™ื™ื ื“ืชื™ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ืจื‘ืงื” ืฉืœื•ืก

    ื‘ื™ืช ืฉืžืฉ, ื™ืฉืจืืœ


    ืื—ืจื™ ืฉืจืื™ืชื™ ืืช ื”ืกื™ื•ื ื”ื ืฉื™ ืฉืœ ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ื‘ื‘ื ื™ื™ื ื™ ื”ืื•ืžื” ื–ื” ืจื™ื’ืฉ ืื•ืชื™ ื•ืขื•ืจืจ ื‘ื™ ืืช ื”ืจืฆื•ืŸ ืœื”ืฆื˜ืจืฃ. ืœื ืœืžื“ืชื™ ื’ืžืจื ืงื•ื“ื ืœื›ืŸ ื‘ื›ืœืœ, ืื– ื”ื›ืœ ื”ื™ื” ืœื™ ื—ื“ืฉ, ื•ืœื›ืŸ ืื ื™ ืœื•ืžื“ืช ื‘ืขื™ืงืจ ืžื”ืฉื™ืขื•ืจื™ื ืคื” ื‘ื”ื“ืจืŸ, ื‘ืฉื•ื˜ื ืฉื˜ื™ื™ืŸ ืื• ื‘ื—ื•ื‘ืจื•ืช ื•ืฉื™ื ื ืชื.

  • Debbie Fitzerman

    Ontario, Canada

    It is Torah and I must learn

    Berakhot 62a

    A friend mentioned that she was starting Daf Yomi in January 2020. I had heard of it and thought, why not? I decided to try it – go day by day and not think about the seven plus year commitment.
    Fast forward today, over two years in and I canโ€™t imagine my life without Daf Yomi. Itโ€™s part of my morning ritual. If I have a busy day ahead of me I set my alarm to get up early to finish the dayโ€™s daf

  • ื ื™ืœื™ ื—ื™ื•ืŸ

    ืืคืจืช, ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื ื•ืื™ืชื™ืžื ืจื‘ ื ื—ืžืŸ ื‘ืจ ื™ืฆื—ืง: ื”ื™ื™ื ื• ื“ืืžืจื™ ืื™ื ืฉื™: ื˜ื‘ื ื—ื“ื ืคืœืคืœืชื ื—ืจื™ืคืชื ืžืžืœื™ ืฆื ื ื“ืงืจื™" (ื—ื’ื™ื’ื”, ื™ ืข"ื). ืคื™ืจื•ืฉ: ืึธืžึทืจ ืจึธื‘ึธื ื•ึฐืึดื™ืชึตื™ืžึธื [ื•ื™ืฉ ืื•ืžืจื™ื] ืฉืืžืจ ื–ืืช ืจึทื‘ ื ึทื—ึฐืžึธืŸ ื‘ึผึทืจ ื™ึดืฆึฐื—ึธืง: ื”ึทื™ึฐื™ื ื•ึผ ื“ึผึฐืึธืžึฐืจึดื™ ืึฑื™ื ึธืฉืึตื™ [ื–ื”ื• ืฉืื•ืžืจื™ื ืื ืฉื™ื ื‘ืคืชื’ื ืžืงื•ื‘ืœ]: ื˜ึธื‘ึธื ื—ึฒื“ึธื ืคึผึดืœึฐืคึผึทืœึฐืชึผึธื ื—ึฒืจึดื™ืคึฐืชึผึธื ืžึดืžึผึฐืœึตื™ ืฆึทื ึผึธื ื“ึผึฐืงึธืจึตื™ [ื˜ื•ื‘ ืคืœืคืœ ื—ืจื™ืฃ ืื—ื“ ืžืžืœื•ื ื”ืกืœ ื“ืœืขื•ืช], ืฉื™ืฉ ื‘ื• ื˜ืขื ื™ื•ืชืจ ืžื‘ื›ื•ืœืŸ (ื‘ืื“ื™ื‘ื•ืช "ื”ืชืœืžื•ื“ ื”ืžื‘ื•ืืจ" ืฉืœ ื”ืจื‘ ืฉื˜ื™ื™ื ื–ืœืฅ).

    ื—ื’ื™ื’ื” ื™ ืข"ื

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœื”ืฉืชืชืฃ ื‘ืฉื™ืขื•ืจ ื ืฉื™ื ืคืขื ื‘ืฉื‘ื•ืข, ืชื›ื ื ืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ืจืง ื“ืคื™ื ื‘ื•ื“ื“ื™ื, ืœื ื”ืืžื ืชื™ ืฉืืฆืœื™ื— ื™ื•ืชืจ ืžื›ืš.
    ืœืื˜ ืœืื˜ ื ืฉืื‘ืชื™ ืคื ื™ืžื” ืœืขื•ืœื ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ .ืžืฉืชื“ืœืช ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื›ืœ ื‘ื•ืงืจ ื•ืžืชื—ื™ืœื” ืืช ื”ื™ื•ื ื‘ืชื—ื•ืฉื” ืฉืœ ืžืœืื•ืช ื•ืžืชื•ืš ื”ืชื›ื•ื•ื ื ื•ืช ื ื›ื•ื ื” ื™ื•ืชืจ.
    ื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ืฉืœ ื”ื“ืฃ ื”ื™ื•ืžื™ ืžืžืœื ืื•ืชื™ ื‘ืชื—ื•ืฉื” ืฉืœ ื—ื™ื‘ื•ืจ ืขืžื•ืง ืœืขื ื”ื™ื”ื•ื“ื™ ื•ืœื›ืœ ื”ืœื•ืžื“ื™ื ื‘ืขื‘ืจ ื•ื‘ื”ื•ื•ื”.

  • Deborah Dickson

    Raโ€™anana, Israel

    ืดื’ึผึทื ื•ึทืฉืึฐืชึผึดื™ ื”ึทืžึผึทืœึฐื›ึผึธื” ืขึธืฉื‚ึฐืชึธื” ืžึดืฉืึฐืชึผึตื” ื ึธืฉืึดื™ื ื‘ึผึตื™ืช ื”ึทืžึผึทืœึฐื›ื•ึผืชืด. ืดื‘ึผึตื™ืช ื”ึทื ึผึธืฉืึดื™ืืด ืžึดื™ื‘ึผึฐืขึตื™ ืœึตื™ื”ึผ! ืึธืžึทืจ ืจึธื‘ึธื: ืฉืึฐื ึตื™ื”ึถืŸ ืœึดื“ึฐื‘ึทืจ ืขึฒื‘ึตื™ืจึธื” ื ึดืชึฐื›ึผึทื•ึผึฐื•ื ื•ึผ, ื”ึทื™ึฐื™ื ื•ึผ ื“ึผึฐืึธืžึฐืจึดื™ ืึดื™ื ึธืฉืึตื™: ืึดื™ื”ื•ึผ ื‘ึผึฐืงึธืจึตื™, ื•ึฐืึดืชึผึฐืชึตื™ื”ึผ The verse states: โ€œAlso Vashti the queen made a feast for the women, in the royal house, which belonged to King Ahasuerusโ€ (Esther 1:9). The Gemara questions why she held the feast in the royal house, a place of men, rather than in the womenโ€™s house, where it should have been. Rava said in response: The two of them had sinful intentions. Ahasuerus wished to fornicate with the women, and Vashti wished to fornicate with the men. This explains the folk saying that people say: He with pumpkins and his wife ื™ืดื‘ ื‘ ื ื‘ึผึฐื‘ื•ึผืฆึดื™ื ึตื™. with zucchinis, indicating that often a man and his wife engage in similar actions.

    Megillah 12a

    I started learning at the beginning of the cycle after a friend persuaded me that it would be right up my alley. I was lucky enough to learn at Rabbanit Michelleโ€™s house before it started on zoom and it was quickly part of my daily routine. I find it so important to see for myself where halachot were derived, where stories were told and to get more insight into how the Rabbis interacted.

  • ืื•ืจื™ื” ืงืกื ืจ

    ื—ื™ืคื” , ื™ืฉืจืืœ

    ื”ืชื—ืœืชื™ ืœืœืžื•ื“ ื‘ืฉื ืช ื”ืžื“ืจืฉื” ื‘ืžื’ื“ืœ ืขื•ื–, ื‘ื™ื ืชื™ื™ื ื ื”ื ื™ืช ืžืื•ื“ ืžื”ืœื™ืžื•ื“ ื•ืžื”ื’ืžืจื, ืžืขื ื™ื™ืŸ ื•ืžืฉืžื— ืžืื•ื“!
    ืžืฉืชื“ืœืช ืœื”ืฆืœื™ื— ืœืขืงื•ื‘ ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื, ืœืคืขืžื™ื ืžืฉืœื™ืžื” ืงืฆืช ื‘ื”ืžืฉืš ื”ืฉื‘ื•ืข.. ืžืจื’ื™ืฉื” ืฉื™ืฉ ืขื•ื’ืŸ ืžืงื•ื‘ืข ื‘ื™ื•ื ืฉืœื™ ื•ื”ื•ื ืžืฉืžื— ืžืื•ื“!

  • Sarene Shanus

    Mamaroneck, NY , United States

    There are some who expound well but do not fulfill well and who fulfill well but do not expound well

    Chagigah 14b

    I started Learning with my husband and a group of people from my (Conservative) synagogue right before the pandemic. We were able to celebrate our first Siyyum at shul but since then because of the pandemic it has been a largely solitary process. It has brought my husband and me even closer and has given me moments of a great intellectual joy, and a little frustration.

  • Wendy Rozov

    Phoenix, AZ , United States

    I’ve been studying Talmud since the ’90s, and decided to take on Daf Yomi two years ago. I wanted to attempt the challenge of a day-to-day, very Jewish activity. Some days are so interesting and some days are so boring. But I’m still here.

  • Judi Felber

    Raanana, Israel

    The start of my journey is not so exceptional. I was between jobs and wanted to be sure to get out every day (this was before corona). Well, I was hooked after about a month and from then on only looked for work-from-home jobs so I could continue learning the Daf. Daf has been a constant in my life, though hurricanes, death, illness/injury, weddings. My new friends are Rav, Shmuel, Ruth, Joanna.

  • Sigal Spitzer Flamholz

    Bronx, United States

    I graduated college in December 2019 and received a set of shas as a present from my husband. With my long time dream of learning daf yomi, I had no idea that a new cycle was beginning just one month later, in January 2020. I have been learning the daf ever since with Michelle Farber… Through grad school, my first job, my first baby, and all the other incredible journeys over the past few years!

  • Jessica Shklar

    Philadelphia, United States

    I started learning Daf Yomi because my sister, Ruth Leah Kahan, attended Michelle’s class in person and suggested I listen remotely. She always sat near Michelle and spoke up during class so that I could hear her voice. Our mom had just died unexpectedly and it made me feel connected to hear Ruth Leah’s voice, and now to know we are both listening to the same thing daily, continents apart.

  • Terri Krivosha

    Minneapolis, United States

    Eruvin, Daf 100a. ืฉื‘ ื•ืืœ ืชืขืฉื”

    Eruvin 100a

    I had no formal learning in Talmud until I began my studies in the Joint Program where in 1976 I was one of the few, if not the only, woman talmud major. It was superior training for law school and enabled me to approach my legal studies with a foundation . In 2018, I began daf yomi listening to Rabbanit MIchelle’s pod cast and my daily talmud studies are one of the highlights of my life.

  • Judith Shapiro

    Minnesota, United States

    I saw an elderly man at the shul kiddush in early March 2020, celebrating the siyyum of masechet brachot which he had been learning with a young yeshiva student. I thought, if he can do it, I can do it! I began to learn masechet Shabbat the next day, Making up masechet brachot myself, which I had missed. I havenโ€™t missed a day since, thanks to the ease of listening to Hadranโ€™s podcast!

Disclaimer: While this tapestry is proudly brought to you by Hadran, the individual submissions were prepared by the learners themselves and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Hadran. Like the Germara itself, the tapestry is made up of diverse voices and points of view.

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